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It doesn't get better.

Its been a while since I’ve resorted to writing blog posts as a last resort to hold on to the fragile and flickering flame that is my will to persevere. 1,385 more words


The road to Paris

My Paris-Brest-Paris qualification journey started here:

By June I must have ridden a 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km recognised audax to qualify for PBP. My first step was the Willy Warmer 200km. 813 more words

New year, 'new' bike, new members

Photo: New recruits to Islington Cycling Club.

It’s that time of year for lots of new stuff. My last blog of 2018 promised a “better than new” bike after her winter strip down and service. 240 more words

Winning the battle... against me

I doubt myself. A lot. Half the time I don’t know if I’m crazy for even thinking what I want to do is possible… and half the time I’ve already talked myself out of it before I’ve even started. 2,141 more words


The promise of the new

Photo: Cleaned and ready to take to the LBC for her winter service.

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the outgoing year and think about our hopes for the new one. 496 more words

My first clear-minded rant.

I’m feeling a little frustrated at life right now.

The theme of my rant if I had to put it into one sentence is “things never go my way”. 962 more words