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The surface and the sensation of Richmond Park ruined

You have to take advantage of the hot days when they come. So after work I rushed home to get changed and head out for three laps of Richmond Park which should be the best place in London to ride … Continue reading

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Cyclocross training around Richmond Park and Wimbledon Common

So I’ve now got the new Ridley Crossbow set up as close to perfect as I can get, I’ve got no excuses for not training. Today I rode a nice loop that I think makes a half decent training ride … Continue reading

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A steady rate of climbing

I’ve been trying to get the hang of climbing out of the saddle for the last few weeks. Not that I’ve ever been any good at climbing but I don’t seem to be able to crack finding a nice rhythm. … Continue reading

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The road to Ventoux begins in our dreams

Still not sorted out a place, still not properly organised but I’ll share with you an experience we will all endure. Riding out to Richmond Park this morning, headphones in, head prepared for three laps (roughly an hour and fifteen … Continue reading

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A return to fitness starts with pain

After bemoaning that I was getting nowhere with getting back in shape I managed to get in about 5-7 hours riding in the last week or so. As liversedge pointed out on twitter: “They say to form a habit you … Continue reading

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Do I need a turbo trainer to perform well?

I’m staring out the window at what looks like a passably sunny January day here in London and regretting not going out for a ride first thing – I’m on a late shift this week and that’s about the only … Continue reading

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Training still not underway

Despite my best efforts, December was a write-off due to illness and holiday. I’m still suffering with a bad cold which is limiting the effort I can put in. Still, in 2007 my training didn’t really get underway until January … Continue reading

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Back in training

At last, after weeks of illness and grumbling, I have started my winter training… with two laps of Richmond Park on a freezing Sunday afternoon. Not for me the pleasures of Southern European warmness and training camps. No, I am … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming

It’s a difficult time if you are looking for gifts for your cycling-obsessed, loved one. Thankfully, the subject is covered in some detail (and a jolly good job they do too) by the Two Johns podcast. A little American-centric but … Continue reading

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Complete lack of recovery

I’m really struggling with my recovery after rides at the moment. As in feeling borderline unwell, like I’m coming down with a cold/virus within hours of getting home. Anyone got any tips to help improve this situation? I seem to … Continue reading

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