Rides

A collection of races, sportives, audaxes or time trials that I might have done.

It also includes any riding in new places home & abroad, as well as the indoor world of Zwift.

Rapha Festive 500 2014 Roundel Reward Pack Opening

Rapha Festive 500 2014 Roundel Reward Pack Opening

After all my riding over the Christmas period, written about here, the fruits of my labours arrived in the post.  Aside from the patch badge thingy, it came with a postcard full of pictures of data from the collective riding of the Festive 500 this time around. Unsurprisingly the most successful country at achieving the …

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Sam Weller’s Day Trip to Wochma – 203km 2015 Audax

Sam Weller’s Day Trip to Wochma – 203km 2015 Audax

  Last Saturday I set off at 5 am to do another 200km Audax, this time from Tewkesbury, heading westwards before going down to Chepstow, over the Severn to Malmesbury and back up to Tewkesbury and the first 2015 Audax over! I, unfortunately, jacked the ride in after 30 miles and got on the train …

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Mamil Sportives – Valuable to Cycling or Menace?

Mamil Sportives – Valuable to Cycling or Menace?

The sportive sector has exploded in popularity in recent years. Largely thanks to Mamils (middle-aged men in lycra) taking up the sport. They were a minority venture around 6-8 years ago. There is now a sportive somewhere in the country on any given weekend throughout the year. Some areas of the UK, in particular, are …

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