Goal setting, training plans and accepting failure

This month I set a goal to complete the Rapha Festive 500 again (ride 500km between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve). I didn’t make it public, it was just for me. With guests staying over the Christmas break and three days at work I knew even with perfect weather it would be a tight…

So this is Christmas…

“…and what have you done?” – John Lennon I hope you all are having a lovely and relaxing break, taking the time to unwind while enjoying the company of loved ones. Another year has quite literally flown by! My cycling has taken a bit of a back seat to other aspects of life this year,…

Tips to complete the Rapha Festive 500

It’s December once again and thoughts turn to Christmas holidays, maybe a bit of time off work and of course the possibility of attempting the Rapha Festive 500 challenge. The Festive 500 is a Strava challenge where entrants need to ride 500km (311 miles) over 8 days starting on Christmas Eve. All finishers receive a beautiful…

My 2016 in eight simple bullet points!

What an interesting year 2016 has been, one of many changes in my life. I started out in England with no intention of that changing and here I am now living at the opposite end of the world! There have been some curve balls I did not see coming. There were some sad times, but…

Christmas Day Ride

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Christmas Day ride in summer! Just a hour quickie between breakfast and lunch to explore a few of the sights of the Blue Mountains, I was getting fried in the intense sun. Hope you’re all having a fantastic holiday period with family and friends. Ride on!

Aussie Christmas!

Just a quickie to wish  you all a wonderfully relaxing Christmas! :-) Extra kudos to anyone who is taking on the annual Rapha Festive 500 challenge. I am sitting that one out this year, instead I’ll be kicking back with old friends. I can tell you one thing though, the weather this Christmas is a…