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Turbo Training

Club Turbo Sessions. What is turbo? A turbo trainer is a frame that you fit the back wheel of your road bike into, effectively making it into a static bike.   Why turbo sessions and not just go to a spin class at the gym? The turbo sessions are ridden on your own bike, set …

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Le Cure

When my beloved school friend Ann telephoned me in May 2012 to say she was sorry to have to tell me that she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer I knew I needed to get my own niggling concern checked out. There followed, for both Ann and I, a difficult 6 months of surgery, …

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Chase the Sun!

Chase the Sun   June 17, 2017 the longest weekend day of the year.  Sunrise 4:39am Sunset 9:32pm,  coast to coast, 206 miles.  This year there were over 300 riders who had 16 hours and 53minutes to ride the distance before the sun goes down, an average of 14 mph.  Easy  peasy, right?  Possibly being …

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The One Day Tour

The One Day Tour 2016   or 100 Miles Without a Garmin   or How The Hell Did I Get Up Those Cobbles Louise Gathercole   There is a famous question in philosophy – “If a tree falls in a forest and no-one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” The 21st century …

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My First 50 Miles.

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The Eye to The Eiffel

The Eye to The Eiffel   202 miles through picturesque countryside on minor roads and cycle paths     In the last few days of summer we set off on a ride from London to Paris, starting and finishing by iconic landmarks. The trip was organised by Bike Adventures and there were fourteen other cyclists in …

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Alp D’Huez

    Alpe D’Huez     Having been thinking about joining KVG for a long time I finally joined in July ahead of my trip to the Alpes to cycle up Alpe D’Huez – my 2016 challenge! Nothing like leaving it to the last minute – 2 weeks before our holiday I switched pedals and …

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Bye Mallorca!Wonderful Wednesday, blue sky all the wayThe joy of coffee before a big climbMallorca- time and the cycling is fabulous, warm sunshine, switchbacks and coffee. Apart from the ftp moment, a delightful start to our training campHey Mallorca!Summertime & the cycling is easy ....Great ride at the @seanyatescoach @beachyheadcc sportive todayNothing like a big birthday to bring out the smiles.We raised a glass to determination last night. Onward!