6th July 2015

Night off, played computer games :-)

5th July 2015

I spent a fantastic weekend with Russ and Louise cycling :-)

Today I cycle the Redditch Road and Path Cycle Club annual summer cycle with Russ, it was the same route as last year, but why change a good thing :-)

Russ did considerably better than last year, I guess he is wise enough not to try and keep up with me, instead riding at his own pace with the knowledge that I would slow up and wait.

We stopped at Snowshill Lavender tea room for lunch, just after we set off, the temperature appeared to plummet, then the heavy rain and wind picked up, it was damn ferocious, then it all stopped almost as quickly as it began, and the lovely warm sun was back!

We both arrived back at Bently together for 4pm, where we enjoyed a lovely BBQ and cake (RRPCC are a VERY friendly club), unfortunately I had to leave early to get back home, just as I sat in the car, the heavens opened again, this time a hail storm :-(

The Garmin had today’s ride as…

Distance: 104.06 mi
Time: 6:45:48
Avg Speed: 15.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 5,089 ft
Calories: 7,752 C
Avg Temperature: 62.3 °F

Route here…

4th July 2014

Traveled oop norf to Redditch to go for a wee cycle ride with Russ and Louise :-) (Tomorrow I am riding the Reddit Road and Path Cycle Club summer ride with Russ)

I set off from home at 10:30 in the car, and got held up in traffic almost from the off :-( Cirencester was stationery (the Cotswold show) the M5 was irritating..

After arriving at Russ’s and sorting stuff out we set off on a wee ride…

Garmin had the ride as…

Distance: 29.71 mi
Time: 2:22:26
Avg Speed: 12.5 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,486 ft
Calories: 2,003 C
Avg Temperature: 80.1 °F

Route here…

3rd July 2015

Worked from home today, I did set my alarm to go for an early bike ride, but the will just wasn’t there! so I got up and did some work instead!

At just gone 4pm, I decided enough was enough and I shook off the lethargy and went for a bike ride, as I got going I warmed up to the whole idea and really enjoyed it :-)



It was my first ride off the year in sandals, I think I will be wearing them for the foreseeable future!



The Garmin had the ride as….

Distance: 40.61 mi
Time: 2:18:03
Avg Speed: 17.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 1,010 ft
Calories: 2,997 C
Avg Temperature: 78.2 °F

Route here…


2nd July 2015

To hot…couldn’t be arsed…

1st July 2015

Worked from home today, the weather was forecast to be scorching (and it was), I decided to get out for a pre-work 40, before the temperature spiraled to high!

It was already pushing 20 degrees at 6am!

Distance: 40.84 mi
Time: 2:27:35
Avg Speed: 16.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 988 ft
Calories: 2,813 C
Avg Temperature: 72.6 °F

Route here…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
02:28:34 02:28:02 40.84 16.55 29.53 987.53
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.

30th June 2015

Back to work in Warwick today.

As the forecast was for exceptional warm and sunny weather, I took the folding bike with me for a lunch time ride :-)

My legs were a little achy from yesterdays efforts ;-(

The Garmin had the ride as…

Distance: 14.85 mi
Time: 51:55
Avg Speed: 17.2 mph
Elevation Gain: 666 ft
Calories: 1,120 C
Avg Temperature: 79.7 °F

Route here…

I thought I would try an embeded Strava widget to see how it works…

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:52:49 00:52:01 14.85 17.13 28.86 666.01
hours hours mi. mph mph ft.


29th June 2015

Got up and had cooked breakfast,sat outdoors in Swanage :-) The sun was up and it was already lovely and warm :-)

At 8:20 I set off home, I intended following the same route out (but obviously in the opposite direction!).

It all went a bit Pete Tong at the Lulworth Ranges, I climbed Steeple Hill, and found the descent road was closed, I had to descend Creech Hill instead and work my way back around to East Lulworth, it all added about 5 miles to the route, but never mind the sun was out :-)

Once back on route I made good time through all of the Piddles and Puddles, I stopped at Cerne Abbas to take a picy of the rude man.



It was about 11:30 and I was a mere 11 miles from Sherborne, I decided to press on and stop at Sherborne for lunch :-)

After a nice tea, coke and Chesse n Onion Toastie I set off on my way, I was hoping to make it to Longleat for 2pm, I had sort of forgotten about the Alfreds Tower climb! I managed to make it up and over on the Standard Double, if not a little slow!



I hadn’t quite made it to Longleat at 2, I wasn’t far off, but I decide to pull into Maiden Bradly village shop to top up the water bottles (and a coke, cherry flapjack and a chocolate croissant)



At Longleat I had to make another forced diversion, I couldn’t follow my planned route as its a one way system :-( I was forced to climb out of the estate towards Center Parks, I decided to carry on to Upton Scudamore  and rejoin my route at Rudge.

After Alfreds Tower the climbs at Farleigh Hungerford and Bradford on Avon were a doddle!

I made it back home for 16:30, the Garmin had the ride as…

Distance: 109.85 mi
Time: 7:31:51
Avg Speed: 14.6 mph
Elevation Gain: 7,238 ft
Calories: 8,581 C
Avg Temperature: 71.1 °F

Route here…

It’s soooo nice cycling in the sun :-)

28th June 2015

Did family things all day…

At 3:45 I set off on a wee bike ride around the Purbeck peninsula.

I had another front puncture on the way back, I think I managed to pull out the embedded piece of flint, as I inflated the tyre with the CO2 canister the valve broke off in the inflater :-( I had to snap the valve off completely and replace the tube and pump it up by hand :-(

The Garmin had the ride as…

Distance: 33.92 mi
Time: 2:26:34
Avg Speed: 13.9 mph
Elevation Gain: 2,182 ft
Calories: 2,593 C
Avg Temperature: 59.4 °F

Route here…

27th June 2015

No cycling today, I spent the day chilling out on the beach with the family 😅

Cycling Stats 01/04/15

Road (+ Roller) miles...
4,198.78 Miles in 2008
9,504.17 Miles in 2009
10,808.93 (763.77) Miles in 2010
11,790.49 (287) Miles in 2011
10,906.37 (682.2) Miles in 2012
9,242.14 (842.63) Miles 2013
10,833.49 (83.7) Miles Cycling 2014
293.12 Miles Running 2014

1,879.91 Miles 2015

Rollers/Turbo 2015
156.72 miles

Running 2015
26.25 miles 4 Hours 18 Minutes

Miles on
Surly Pacer
Cassette: 70
Chain 1: 70
Chain 2: 0
Chain 3: 0
Chain set: 7,926.39

Genesis Equilibrium
Chain 1: 0
Chain 2: 0

Genesis Croix De Fer
Cassette: 271.57
Chain: 271.57*

Genesis Day One

Giant SCR4
Chain/Cassette: 0

Montague Urban (Folder)

*Currently fitted chain