Training Week Five

This week has been week five following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week was a return to tough sessions after a rest week. A pub night meant doing turbo sessions two days in a row which is never Read More …

Training Week Four

This week has been week four following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell I was relieved to find that week four in the training plan was a rest week. I was feeling pretty tired and had picked up a bit Read More …

Training Week Three

This week has been week three following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week had to be rearranged a bit. I can’t actually blame the children for this since it was due to a haircut. I switched my two Read More …

Surely That Is Dangerous?

A week ago there was a lot of snow and ice around where we live. This made transporting myself and my two children tricky, but we managed to continue the school run by cargo bike for the whole week. One morning I stopped to say Read More …

Training Week Two

This has been week two following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell It has been a week of snow and ice which has made cycling tricky. Still, I completed three turbo sessions, including the ‘bonus’ Saturday session. The icy conditions Read More …

Life After Bakfiets

Towards the end of last year the time came for a change from the bakfiets for transporting my two children. It was time to assess the options for carrying children by bike. I first got a cargo bike back in 2014, when my children were Read More …

Training Week One

This week has been week one following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell Week one went well. I completed all the sessions I intended to do. The Sunday session had to be modified, but I always knew this would be Read More …

What’s The plan?

I recently publicly committed to having a go at road racing this year. So, I thought I had better get thinking about a training plan. Before I could really decide on a plan, I needed an honest assessment of where I am now. Where Am Read More …

Made to Measure

I have been a fan of Garmin cycle computers for a long time. I like to measure what I am doing. Sometimes this is because I am actually tracking improvement (or lack of improvement), sometimes it is just out of interest. It could well be Read More …