I'm hoping that publishing my cycling goals, and making my progress public, motivates me to push on and have a successful year. Obviously, success is relative and highly personal - your idea of success might be very different to mine - but if I can improve as a rider through working towards some specific targets, they're … Continue reading Setting Goals
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Despite racing only a handful of times, 2015/16 was a breakthrough year for me. I finished 38th (out of 387) in the Haute Route Pyrenees, smashing my target of a top 100, and secured my 3rd Cat licence by placing well in a couple of post-Haute Route races. But it would be wrong to judge … Continue reading Taking Stock
Last time I raced at Hog Hill, in March 2016, I was dropped like a stone after about 6 or 7 laps. The infamous Hoggenburg and a hungry pack of point-chasing 4th Cats had seen me off within 20 minutes of miserable racing. But since March, I'd upped my game; trained hard through the spring … Continue reading BIG Events Crit (4th Cat) @ Hog Hill 17.09.16
With the Haute Route quickly becoming a distant memory and my legs fully recovered, this was a good opportunity to see what form I had brought back from the Pyrenees. The field was mostly made up of 3rd Cats, so I didn't expect to set the race on fire, but was quietly hopeful and optimistic that … Continue reading Hitchin Nomads Late Summer RR (3/4) 11.09.16
The Haute Route Pyrenees (August 2016) was my "A" race of 2015/16; my absolute focus for the year and the driver behind pretty much all my training. I signed up in late 2015 and used the eye-watering entry fee as motivation to give it a really good shot. 8 months later, standing on the start line on … Continue reading Haute Route Pyrenees 2016
I'm 32, married, live on the outskirts of London and suck up some long hours in an office job mostly so I can whizz about the lanes on two wheels at the weekend. Pinstripes by week, skinsuit by weekend - you get the gist. I'm hoping this can be an outlet to share my passion … Continue reading Pinstripes & Skinsuits