Number on the front – a transition from cycling to running

The summer of 2015 was a landmark summer for my cycling. It was the first year that I had not gone faster than the previous year. Suddenly I was no longer new to cycling and was no longer magically improving.  Deeply distressing indeed. I knew exactly why this was. I'd simply not ridden enough. Rather than …

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The Monsal Head Hill Climb

Way back in the beginning, cycling started off as something to do on a long, hot summer's day. I remember adventurously going out for a very gentle spin on a clear, crisp winter's day dressed as all beginners are - completely inappropriately. It ended with tears in the shower after nearly freezing to death and vowing …

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Harvest Sunshine – A Run Round the Cliffs of East Yorkshire

The Yorkshire coast is an impressive place. From a cycling point of view the sea is just one large barrier. A scenic obstruction, granted, but ultimately a windy place where your bike ride ends. Leaving the bike in the garage and whipping out the tiniest running shorts you own unlocks miles of coastal path. Often …

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