Well it rained upwards and downwards and sidewards and backwards…… And the wind blew upwards and downwards and sidewards and backwards…… Yet onwards I rode. It’s one of the rare times I’ve had a sense of humour faliure on the bike. It was …Read more "The finale #festive500"
With most of the miles done for the Festive 500 there was time for some cyclocross fun at Tod Cross. The last race Ali and I had done together saw Ali dress as a Christmas Fairy and beat me whilst I was dressed as an Elf….now was time for the re…Read more "So the Elf makes a come back at Tod Cross #festive500"
Now as the challenge continues the logistics become more interesting. We’re off to do Tod ‘cross tomorrow, so whilst it’s quite active, it doesn’t really cover much mileage. So ideally I don’t want to do too much today so I’m feeling sprightly tom…Read more "I thought I’d done a flat route for the #festive500"
I’ll start by appologising for the lack of photos from today. You have to imagine four wet cyclists, in the rain, on slightly flooded roads looking out on very flooded fields. The ground is red ironstone clay with little orange houses, some thatch…Read more "The #festive500 a trip down memory lane"
The wind was amazing as I headed out towards Pendle. I had the feeling this was going to turn into a long day. Thankfully the wind was playing fair and I got a bit of a tail wind as I climbed Big Jack. It’s my favourite climb in the area. You can …Read more "Boxing Day #festive500 or is it an altitude challenge?"
Stockings hung by the fire…..or is that overshoes on the radiator? Twinkly lights shimmering bright…..or hers and hers matching Leyzne Microdrive charging? A romantic Christmas lunch…..with Clifbar! So the challenge was set the day before. T…Read more "Christmas Day #festive500 Holme Moss photo challenge"
So it’s the silly season. The idea is to ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve. The nice lady in the telly informed us what a nice day it would be to begin. The TK3 was finished with minutes to spare before Blazing Saddle shut for Chr…Read more "It’s the #festive500 and a fine excuse to christen the TK3"