Week 13 – Tallinn

Whilst in Tallinn, I spent a disproportionate amount of time in my hotel room – specifically, my bed. I’ve talked before (week 5) about how important rest and recovery is as an ‘athlete’. So, between arriving on the Tuesday evening and the race on the Saturday, my plan was to avoid as much unnecessary exertion... Continue Reading →

Week 12 – Triathlon: Part 2

This follows on from my previous post, which you can read here if you missed it. After the Evergreen Ultra Triathlon in 2019, I took a couple of weeks to let the dust settle and enjoy a much-needed break. When it came time to refocus for the following season, I knew that I wanted to... Continue Reading →

Week 11 – Triathlon: Part 1

Hello everyone! I hope you didn’t miss me too much. I’m now back from Estonia with the Ironman behind me and no excuse not to start up this blog again. I’m sure you’re all eager to hear my thoughts on Tallinn, since I’ve got such a good reputation as a travel writer, but before I... Continue Reading →

Week 7 – Sunrise

There was only really one thing I could write about this week. Whilst walking in the mountains a couple of weeks ago, I thought to myself how spectacular it could be to watch a sunrise up high. On Tuesday (last week), it was due to be perfectly clear for the night and following morning, so... Continue Reading →

Week 6 – ‘Friends’

This week on my blog: three reasons why I actually don’t like my friends. Reason No. 1 A brief Introduction: This first story revolves around cycling, so I thought it best to provide some context – please bear with. Most bikes have gears. Traditionally, these gears are operated by changing the tension in a [gear]... Continue Reading →

Week 5 – Silence

Towards the end of last week’s post, I mentioned that I had three days remaining in my current training block. I also previously mentioned, that I’ve had a number of friends join me whilst I’ve been here in the Alps. Two of them – let’s call them Bobby and Jimmy – were with me since... Continue Reading →

Week 4 – Golden Hour

Through some of the challenges that I’ve undertaken, I think it is probably clear that I like riding my bike. I’ve written about it as well, I’m sure; but I don’t know if I’ve ever really talked about where the love affair started. When I was 15, I cycled from London to Chamonix with my... Continue Reading →

Week 3

I was about to make excuses for this post based on the fact that I rode my bike for six hours today. Then I remembered that I used to do that every day and I don’t really have a leg to stand on. So, instead: welcome to Week 3… I’ve had some friends with me... Continue Reading →

The Alps – Week 2

The last time I wrote a regular blog, I did so daily and I moaned a lot. This time around, I would really like to be a bit more positive. Not only would it be better for everyone involved, but I’ve also realised that I don’t really have anything to complain about (without sounding entitled).... Continue Reading →

Introduction – Week 1

I can’t say that I ever expected to find myself posting on this blog again (other than to plug my book), but I had an idea a couple of days ago, and this post is the result of that. I feel I should begin by apologising to anyone who receives an automatic email because they... Continue Reading →

Chapter Closed

Emu Racing & Record Chasing is fully released. The book is available to buy in all the usual places (including Amazon), and the eBook is now live too. The launch event on Tuesday evening was a brilliant way to mark this occasion, and I’d like to extend my thanks to everyone who came. It truly... Continue Reading →

Published

My book was officially released on Thursday. I was originally planning to write a long post about it, but I have since decided against that. Below is something I wrote on my Facebook page (for those that don't follow me on there); I think it sums up everything I need to say... My book was... Continue Reading →

Book Update – December 2018

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all well and haven’t forgotten about me... Last time I posted on here, I said that would keep you updated as things progressed with my book. Those of you who know me probably weren’t too surprised when this didn’t happen. Apologies for that, I do try, I promise. I did... Continue Reading →

Book Update – Sept 2018

Hello everyone... Unsurprisingly, this post comes a lot later than I had initially said it would. Thank you to anyone who reads this and is still subscribed to this blog. This is just a short update to let anyone interested know that things are finally in motion. Finishing my book took much longer than expected.... Continue Reading →

An Update – 2 Years Later

My previous blog post was written the day after I finished my trip. In it, I said that it wouldn’t be my last. I did not deliberately lie about that. I had every intention of following it up with a summary of the trip. However, when I sat down to write it, I had no... Continue Reading →

Day 172 – Fougères to Cherbourg

A bit of a milestone today really. Ok I haven’t ‘officially’ cycled around the world yet but I’m now leaving France and it feels a bit surreal. I am now in Poole and the ferry got in rather late, so despite a short day tomorrow, I’m keen to get to bed. (I probably should have... Continue Reading →

Day 171 – Cholet to Fougères

After almost 7 months, this is my last full night abroad... And I intend to spend as much of it as possible asleep... So yeah, you get the idea. I haven't quite got my head around that, maybe it's because I still have to cycle 100 miles tomorrow, and maybe something will sink in when... Continue Reading →

Day 170 – Pons to Cholet

Not an overly straightforward day today; and rubbish service at lunch meant we finished late and has therefore meant that I am also very late now as well. The ride today was good. Despite a few minor mishaps with the route heading off-road, it was enjoyable. I’m afraid I am beyond tired and my brain... Continue Reading →

Day 169 – Mimizan to Pons

I had the first rain of Leg 8 today. It wasn't too bad but it was far from the temperatures I faced a few days ago. The day improved as it went on really. Around halfway we hit Bordeaux, and whilst there were some very nice bits, it wasn't quite as pretty as expected. The final... Continue Reading →

Day 168 – Zumaia to Mimizan

Today has been a good day, although not everything went exactly to plan. The morning was fantastic, riding with someone else pretty much reminded me why cycling is so good. The scenery was, for the most part, very good as well. Riding through San Sebastián was pretty stunning but unfortunately I managed to fall off... Continue Reading →

Day 167 – Briviesca to Zumaia

Today has been a really good day. My legs took 80 kilometres to wake up so the morning was bit slow, but after that, it was brilliant. Spain suddenly became a very nice place to ride and I'm almost sad that I'm leaving it tomorrow... almost. I have now been joined by my Dad and... Continue Reading →

Day 166 – Valladolid to Briviesca

I woke up really tired this morning and it soon became apparent that the legs had not recovered from yesterday either. It's been quite a while since they've been that stiff actually. A pretty rubbish breakfast didn't help and once riding I instantly discovered that the wind was also doing everything it could to make... Continue Reading →

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