The 17th May 2019 me the Bike Boss and 4 friends completed the Etape Du Dales. Branded one of the toughest Sportives in the UK it lived up to its name. For the last 11 months if you had asked me who had won that day I would have said the Dales. We spent 9… Continue reading Heads you lose Dales you win
Bon Courage – climbing the Tourmalet
19th July Thibaut Pinot delights the French by sprinting away from the remaining GC contenders to win on the Tourmalet! (51 mins and 33 seconds) A summit finish that descends me into a spiral of panic and self doubt! The pros had made it look like hard work, how on earth would I make it… Continue reading Bon Courage – climbing the Tourmalet
9th August – Today You Win
On the 9th August Thomas will be 18; it will be a momentous occasion. At 3:15pm the exact time he struggled into the world eyes wide open and screaming I will launch 🚀 “Today You Win” It’s been a long hard road that has passed in the blink of an eye. I have raised a… Continue reading 9th August – Today You Win
Friends like these…..
It's 8:14am and he is late. I know he will still be in his flip flops and I know he was still in the office at 8pm last night and only left home at 10pm when I sent an urgent text saying "Uncle Malcolm thinks we are leaving at 8am......sorry forgot to say! In the… Continue reading Friends like these…..
The Cost of a bike life
Bike Life A year ago I left a drawing in the Bike Boss’ garage when I was picking up Lucy (my bike) who lives there whilst I am in Somerset. The title of the drawing was Bike Life and it featured a wibbly wobbly drawing of a bike in the centre surrounded by a list… Continue reading The Cost of a bike life
Peak DistrictI have a confession......I don't like the Peak District! I know, sacrilege for a cyclist to say. It's very pretty don't get me wrong but oh my it hurts my legs, burns my lungs and breaks my heart. It is unfortunately the way to London ....really there must be another way! My first attempt… Continue reading Flaming June
God only knows
May's training update is a bit different, if you are after the usual updates on snacks and sports drink flavours and funny incidents then you are our of luck this month. Instead May has featured illness, loss and pain. This month the bike Boss lost his Dad. As a reminder me and the Bike Boss… Continue reading God only knows