Category Archives: Travel

The copper that came a cropper.

Apologiesddy Wagon with MapMyRide+! Distance: 33.39km, time: 01:13:39, pace: 2:12min/km, speed: 27.20km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2346604988​ Apologies for the title. I saw the oddest thing on the Formby Bypass. Two police bikes pushing south with blue lights. Another tore down the other side, also … Continue reading

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Summer break ride

18°C grey sky S wind. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 37.83km, time: 01:35:49, pace: 2:32min/km, speed: 23.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2344632842 I have some fizz in my legs. This wonderful feeling has returned since leaving that workplace. It’s amazing how much stress … Continue reading

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Scrambling on Tryfan.

19°C, warm and muggy, then thunderstorms. Very heavy rain all afternoon. I hiked and scrambled up Tryfan with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.90km, time: 05:40:00, pace: 69:23min/km, speed: 0.86km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2341404458​ Tryfan’s north ridge was the aim for the day. The route was … Continue reading

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Mid Staffordshire ride

Dull grey and some drizzle. 17°C and later in sun, 21°C. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 103.01km, time: 04:12:00, pace: 2:27min/km, speed: 24.53km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2333372318 ​ Woke early with plenty of fizz. Once I got going, the pace was great … Continue reading

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Gold’s last day.

20°C, light breeze and sunshine. Two groups of Gold remained to complete. They had routes south towards the Rhondda Valley, limestone country. Time allowed us to consider cutting the day short. I elected to intercept the second group and bring … Continue reading

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Silver, day 3

Bright run 22°C, light wind Carl and I took two groups of Silver for training onto a small plateaux at the eastern end of the Brecons. Our two groups were spot on with navigation through farmland and higher up on … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons (day 2).

14°C, rain all day. Some heavy. late start with much to do in the morning.  It turned into a QMD. I stopped the clock at 6h 50m.when I got back to the minibus. late finish but not as bad as … Continue reading

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Silver, day 1

19°C run and clouds, little rain. Some chaotic organisation and a very late finish today. My Silver training group began the climb to Fan Fawr in the Brecons. The incline came as a shock to them, they carried full packs … Continue reading

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75 miles in comfort.

22°C, light breeze and some sun. Dry. I rode Racelite with MapMyRide+! Distance: 118.89km, time: 05:10:08, pace: 2:37min/km, speed: 23.00km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2317797326 Adjusted the saddle before setting off, so glad I did. The ride remained comfortable right to the end. Still, … Continue reading

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Kingfisher on the canal loop.

19°C, sunny and still. I rode The Mustang with MapMyRide+! Distance: 25.50km, time: 01:27:27, pace: 3:26min/km, speed: 17.50km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2314941230 Somebody had time to spare. This pile of stones was not there last time I came by. Better than that, I … Continue reading

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