Spring has Sprung

After many months of cold, wet, windy training rides, spring has sprung and we have enjoyed some wonderful spring cycles in our beautiful (but hilly) Gloucestershire countryside.

It’s been wonderful not to have painfully cold fingers and toes and to bask in some warm spring sunshine. We loved this 40 mile cycle along glorious Gloucestershire countryside on quiet roads. A lunch break in the Secret Garden in Tewkesbury, overlooking the river and an amble back home afterwards, stopping to enjoy the riverside en route!

 

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LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) Planning

Hard at work planning a route for LEJOG.

Not an easy task:

  • LEJOG or JOGLE?
  • Hundreds of route options
  • 18 people from four locations in two countries
  • 18 bikes
  • 16 hotels
  • 320 hotel rooms
  • 1,000 miles
  • Average 72miles/day
  • Average 3,150ft elevation/day
  • Support vehicle / luggage transfers
  • Food, food and more food……..
  • Training plans

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Great British Springtime

The Great British springtime has thrown almost every conceivable weather our way for our training rides last week. Not quite the 20″ of snow that the Boston Cyclopaths are experiencing but enough to challenge us all. Last week we cycled in glorious sunshine, torrential rain, giant hailstones, gale force winds and in some areas there was still snow. It has been too cold for comfort but spring is springing and we are looking forward to some warmer training rides. The weather man has promised sunshine and highs of 11 degrees tomorrow so we’ll hold him to that………