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One Heart One Wheel is a group of unicyclists raising money for the British Heart Foundation. At the end of August 2010, we rode the Sustrans Sea to Sea Cycle Path

C2C unicycle training week 18 – early upsets but still going strong

This week didn’t start out so well, with the whole Coast to Coast unicycle challenge seemingly in jeopardy, and equipment failure leading to a long walk home. My big ride at the weekend also included a rather hard jolt early … Continue reading

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C2C training week 17 – Sky Ride Bath

This week’s training for the Coast to Coast unicycle challenge ride included the normal extended commuting, hockey, and a ride to Bath and back, where I took part in the Skyride. It was a pretty good week, but as usual, … Continue reading

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C2C training week 16 – another Welsh energy drain

After not managing to ride all the way to Cardiff a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d have another go for this weekend’s long ride. I had to give up the first attempt at Newport, due to exhaustion of … Continue reading

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C2C training week 15 – Lemurs in Devon and another Bastard Hills attempt

I went on holiday with my family in Devon this week, and I naturally took my unicycle with me, so I could keep up with the training for the Coast to Coast unicycle challenge. When I got back, I had another go at riding the Bastard Hills of North Bristol route without dismounting, which I failed yet again. Oh, and I rode to Bath and back, just for fun.
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C2C training week 14 – A big ride to Wales

I picked up a lot of bumf last week, at Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride and the Bike and Walk to Work Breakfast, including a Sustrans map of South Gloucestershire. Before looking at this map, I hadn’t realised just how close … Continue reading

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C2C training weeks 12&13 – Bristol’s Biggest Bike Ride, twice

After a week off to recover from the knee damage caused by riding up too many steep hills, I got back into my stride again in the next week. I was interviewed on Radio Bristol, I found a nice new … Continue reading

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C2C training weeks 10&11 – Breakthroughs and setbacks

The last fortnight has seen mixed fortunes in my training for August’s Coast to Coast challenge ride. I managed my longest week’s distance so far in the first half, including some good hill climbing practice, I more or lesss solved … Continue reading

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C2C training week 9 – Saddled with doubt

If I’m going to survive the Coast to Coast ride, at 30-odd miles a day for 5 or 6 days, I’m definitely going to need a comfortable saddle. The saddle I have been using is OK for about 30-40 minutes, … Continue reading

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Finally, the Bastard Hills of North Bristol ride report

The Bastard Hills of North Bristol was on the 23rd of May, but it’s taken me ages to write it up, due to time constraints and general slackness. For a change, I managed to leave the house on time, and … Continue reading

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C2C training week 8 – Final Bastard Hills training

This week’s training for the Coast to Coast ride was mainly focussed on hill climbing, in preparation for the Bastard Hills of North Bristol ride on the Sunday. I’m sure there’ll be some big hills on the ride in August … Continue reading

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