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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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C2C training week 7 – long days, and steep too

I only rode on 5 days this week, but managed an average of nearly 14 miles per day; not bad for just one wheel. My normal commute is about 5 miles per day, but the C2C ride will be about … Continue reading

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C2C training week 6 – short but steep

Last week was 8 days long, and I spent Tuesday in indolence to recover, so this week was a lot shorter than usual. However, I’m still practising my hill climbing ready for the Bastard Hills ride, so I made up … Continue reading

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C2C training week 5 – Bristol and Billingham

If you’ve come here because you picked up one of my cards at the British Unicycle Convention, or because I handed you one while riding past yesterday, thanks for stopping by. This week really brought home how much I need … Continue reading

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C2C training week 4 – bastard hills and cake

I overheard mention of the Bastard Hills of North Bristol ride last week, and thought that it sounded like a nice short term target. The full C2C ride will include a few big hills, so I’ve been trying to include … Continue reading

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C2C training week 3 – 66 miles and 2 knackered legs

I’m glad I decided to train for this ludicrous endeavor. After a week of riding at an average of one third the daily distance planned for the C2C ride, my legs are really feeling the burn. Hopefully by the time … Continue reading

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