Monthly Archives: December 2014

#Festive500 Ride 9


The last day and the last ride to complete Rapha’s Festive 500. The roads were quiet and free of ice; my legs felt good and I enjoyed the ride, uneventful as it was, through the gentle hills north of Bedford. … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Ride 8


Another bitterly cold and frosty morning for a ride and New Year’s Eve is looking only marginally warmer. Originally I had intended to set off before the dawn, but given the conditions of the roads I decided to wait until … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Rides 6 and 7


I’ve got a 500km target to meet and with only two days to go, I’ll seize whatever opportunity I can to grab a few more kilometres. So, this evening, travelling down to London for a friends birthday meal, there was … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Ride 5


Yesterday was cold and today looked even colder. The countryside was pale green and faded while the road outside was white with frost. I decided to leave the road bike in the garage and take my crosstrail out for an … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Ride 4


This was the cold one, mind you looking at the forecast there will probably be more. Setting off at 9am there was still a hard frost on the ground so I rode very cautiously down the hill from the village … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Ride 3


Another early start, although later than I had wanted – listening to the wind from the comfort of a warm bed didn’t make the prospect of a chilly ride especially appealing. I was on the road by 7.15 and started … Continue reading

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#Festive500 Ride 2


Between peeling veg and building lego a Christmas Day ride was never very likely so I’ve had to wait until Boxing Day before continuing my Festive 500 campaign. I had a slow start, waking up late then fueling up on … Continue reading

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