Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Quainton Trip

Nicky and I cycled to Quainton on our hybrids yesterday and had a picnic. The weather was cool cloudy but dry. A round trip of 38 miles.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Esri LEJOG trip

3 colleagues of mine are doing a 9 day LEJOG charity bike ride starting tomorrow. They have a vehicle support and the route and link to website are here:

Their twitter name is @Esri_LeJog

I think the route we did up the west coast of Scotland was better. Good idea to go north of Dartmoor I suppose. The final leg up the east coast of Scotland is meant to be hilly.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Cross Training in the Picos de Europa

I haven't done much cycling lately apart from a few commutes to work on my hybrid and a short trip or two at weekends on my road bike. Nicky and I have had 2 weeks in Northern Spain though which involved 5 days of quite strenuous walking in the Picos de Europa (with Collett's Mountain Holidays) - followed by a lazier week on beaches of Galicia.

Meanwhile my brother Mike has put his name down for the Paris to Nice (via Geneva) bike ride with Discover Adventure for June 2012. Further details are here http://www.bmycharity.com/charliewhitefrenchcycle

I'm tempted to join him but can't spare the holiday time - as we plan to visit our eldest son next year who has a job in Vietnam.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Tour of North Bucks

My mate Steve from LEJOG came over for the day yesterday and we did a 48 mile ride (using my new road bike) around North Bucks, via Quainton and having lunch at Great Horwood. We did 36 miles before lunch quite easily with the wind behind us. Cycling back after lunch was much harder with a headwind and feeling tired after being tempted to have a pint in the pub. I should have stuck to orange juice. We averaged 14.5 mph.
I've been using the road bike for commuting lately with panniers attached, but have decided to switch back to my hybrid as I prefer straight handlebars in traffic, and will keep the road bike for weekend spins.