Ride To Kimbolton..

This is the first ride I have written about here since October last year not that there have been many to write about in that time, given thats its been a long winter.  I have been keeping fairly up to date with short postings on my Facebook page but the last report I made there…

Upper Stowe..

I went out for a proper ride this morning on the Specialized speedy tourer.  I was heading for a cafe that I knew from club rides as a good place to go, The Barn Cafe at Upper Stowe not very far from Daventry in Northamptonshire. I headed our via Salcey Forest and I was passed…

Downfall In Denton…

The weather forecast for yesterday was dull with very little sunshine and maybe a little rain late in the afternoon.  That is just how it appeared when I dressed and set off for yesterdays ride with Team MK.  Shorts and a tee shirt under a sleeveless shirt were the order of the day as it…

Story Book Ride…

Had my second midweek ride of the week today, a pleasant pedal around 72km of one of my favourite rides, especially at this time of year.  Through lots of mainly Northamptonshire rolling countryside with 632 metres of height gain in total. Still quite a respectable average of just over 25kph though.  Just a little main road…

Come Backs..

In the aftermath of last Mondays ride I had to endure another five days lay off from cycling and I am now on a course of antibiotics.  I did go for a steady 50km ride this morning, a bit shorter than last Mondays debacle but the conditions were similar, cold and windy.  I am still…

One Step Beyond…

One Step Beyond is a record by one of my favourite bands from way back, Madness, when you and I were much younger, well I was anyway.  Both the title and name of the band seem very appropriate when describing todays ride.  The blog title came to me as I was approaching home. leg weary and…