Category Archives: Cycling

Use a good bike lock!

The U-lock obviously did its job well, but perhaps it wasn’t wise to park outside Halfords in Eastleigh in the first place.  Fortunately, the tea leaves mustn’t have had a crank removal tool with them, otherwise it could have been a lot worse.

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Mission Accomplished!

Many thanks to all who supported me in this endeavour.  My fundraising page will remain open for a while yet, so if you feel moved to contribute, do please go ahead! My main mission, of course, was to raise funds … Continue reading

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Jo Rowsell

This item, about the participation of Jo Rowsell MBE (world record holder and Team GB Olympic Gold medallist) puts me firmly in my place.  She’s never ridden as far as 100 miles before, but expects to do it in five … Continue reading

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Almost ready

This Sunday’s Wiggle Super Series sportive, the Magnificat, starts from Newbury racecourse and is the last organised ride I’ll be doing before the big one in August.  While the 81-mile standard course is still roughly twenty short of the August … Continue reading

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The Long One

This Saturday’s Wiggle Super Series event, The Long One, starts from Fontwell Racecourse.  The course has just been published and my reading of the map is that those – like me – doing the 81-mile Standard course will only get … Continue reading

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MRI – result!

Yesterday, I received the result of my recent cardiac MRI.  It seems that little has changed since the last one in 2008, and that’s a great relief.  If it had shown increased scarring (fibrosis) then that would have suggested that … Continue reading

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New Forest Spring, and Bournemouth Sportives

Two sportives in eight days wouldn’t be my normal schedule, but the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive was rained off back in April and rescheduled for 1st June.  I was already booked on the Wiggle Bournemouth event the following Sunday, … Continue reading

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I’ve joined the weight weenies

Weight and headwinds are the cyclist’s two greatest enemies.  It’s hard to do anything about the latter but the weight weenies will go to any lengths to try to overcome the former.

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Getting checked out

Not unnaturally, the CMA wanted to be sure that I was OK to do the Ride London 100 given that I’m not only one of their supporters but also a cardiomyopathy patient.

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Cardiomyopathy

At the age of 42, a company in the US for which I was doing some work decided to take out Key Man Insurance on my life.  Part of the application routine in the US is an EKG (ECG to … Continue reading

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