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A road trip to Sheringham – #200mileweekend

By the seafront in Cromer

What could be nicer than a leisurely ride to the seaside through the Norfolk countryside with a couple of coffee/lunch stops along the way, with friends!  Stop over with fish & chips for tea, a couple of local ales in a nearby pub and then return back the following day.  That was the plan.  Four of us, road bikes, 100 miles each way.  Tough enough to be a challenge but nothing beyond our ability that's for sure. 1095

Hunstanton Fish & Chip Ride 2016

On the way to Hunstanton

Back in February I wrote about the Yaxley Riders Reliability Trial,  "One Year On – Reliability Trial 2016".  It was my first repeat event and I felt rather pleased with my progress.  The Hunstanton Fish & Chip ride was my next 'one year on' repeat ride and again, it went well! 682

One Year On – Reliability Trial 2016

Reliability Ride

Last year was a successful cycling year for me. Probably with my performance pinnacle being the Tour of Cambridgeshire. After the summer I seemed to gradually decline into winter. Is that normal?  Presumably a downturn into winter should be expected, the question is how much? This is a difficult question to answer when you don't have years of comparative data to look back through. 580

Full 55 mile Commute to Work

Godmanchester in the mist

As I came over the brow of a shallow rise I saw them; little red blinking lights, off to the right, stationary and no I wasn't seeing things. Even after 70 km in the rain following a day's work I wasn't quite that tired! As I drew closer and I could see the jerseys in the dusk I recognised the riders, they were the group I would have gone riding with on this particular rainy evening had I not chosen to ride the 90 km from work instead. They had stopped to fix a puncture which although a pain for them was a relief for me; after 70 lonely kilometers I was relishing the opportunity to ride in a group

Longest Ride Yet; 150 mile loop for Fish & Chips

In Hunstanton - By the Lighthouse

Take away Fish & Chips is a big tradition here in the UK and everybody has their preferred Fish & Chip Shop, but even so cycling a 150 mile round trip would generally be considered a little over the top! But that's exactly what we did on Sunday with a journey that took us from Peterborough to Hunstanton and back. 302

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