10 hours later 

By stovesy
After 10 hours of rail travel, stage one is complete. A smooth journey, with only one minor delay which luckily didn’t result in a missed connection. We passed into Cornwall over the Taymar bridge thinking we were nearly there; wrong. It takes a long time to get to the end of the earth. Our journey ...

Sound advice

Sound advice
By stovesy
   Well reminded Frank Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterest

Hard work

By Frank
So this weekend just gone, I popped up to see my parents up in Cumbria and took the opportunity to do a little cycling. The first eight miles to Little Salkeld were reminiscent of Cornwall.  Very steep but short brutal hills.  After a most pleasant tea and cake at Little Salkeld Watermill, I headed up ...

True Descender

By stovesy
Frank’s fearless descent from the top of Hartside. Quicker going down than up! Check it out on youtube Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterest

Where do we finish? 1

By stovesy
John O’Groats is not the end of the Earth – Just look on the map: so…. We will obviously go to the famous car park with the sign you have to pay to get a photo with, but there are other options. Duncansby Head Lighthouse, to me is further to the ‘top right’, and only ...

Bacon Sarny Anyone?

By stovesy
LifeHacker has an interesting story. Might have to give this a go 😉 Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterest

Top Fuel

Top Fuel
By stovesy
Feelgood Flapjacks These are well worth a go. I’ve taken the flapjacks on many rides, and they’re tasty and full of energy. Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterest

Four seasons in one day

Four seasons in one day
By stovesy
We’ve done it! The Mad March hare Sportive 2015. A tale of wind, rain, sleet, beautiful sunshine, and more rain. We set off from the start line after a little splash of rain and sleet, all in good spirits and looking forward to the ride (if not the climb). The first 30k’s seemed to go ...

Fueling up

Fueling up
By stovesy
With the Mad March Hare ride looming, it’s time to start thinking about our calorie intake for the ride to avoid Hitting The Wall. So I’ve gathered some interesting posts. Step 1. Carb loading Carbohydrates are your body’s best source of fuel, so you want to make sure you’ve given it a plentiful supply before ...

Solar Storm Front Light 1

By Frank
So whilst I’ve been waiting for the LBS to rebuild my front wheel with dynamo, I’ve had to come up with alternative light arrangements.   A friend recommend the SolarStorm lights.  So I went out and bought this…. It’s a simple arrangement – light fixes to bars via a thick stretchy band. Battery has a velcro ...