Category Archives: Cyclosportives

Le Terrier (HC) 2011

I can’t tell you anything about the feedstation at Slaidburn. I resisted the temptation  to head indoors and replenish my pitifully diminished energy reserves even though the prospect of  getting off my bike and being somewhere dry for a few … Continue reading

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The Keswick Sportive: how to squeeze a quart into a pint pot

I was nervous before this one. It’s true that it was only going to amount to 105 km (65 miles), but there were going to be no junk miles here.  A look at the profile was enough to set nerves … Continue reading

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The Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge 2011: resistance training and the ‘Big Society’ in the Scottish Borders

The forums are full of discussions about what makes a good cyclosportive. A  challenging  route, plenty of hills and good signposting are usually high on the agenda. Many people are to my mind a little over concerned about the quality … Continue reading

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