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Autumn Jersey

Autumn Jersey
 

I know we are supposed to ‘tough up’t North’, but the early September mornings have been very chilly, with strong cold winds. So I decided to look out for a long sleeved windproof jersey. I didn’t want to start to wear my waterproof jacket just yet but needed something a bit warm...

Categories: Product Review, Ramblings
Posted on Oct 4, 2013

September Round-up

September Round-up
 

What a month for gales… Here in the North West we seemed to have been buffeted from one gale to the next. I managed 16 riding days with a total mileage of 328 miles at an average speed of 15.71mph. The early part of September was cold as well as windy – so I bought […]...

Categories: Monthly RoundUp, Ramblings
Posted on Oct 4, 2013

Road Cycling Safety – The Basics

Road Cycling Safety – The Basics
 

Road cycling has been a hobby (verging on a passion) of mine for the last few years. But while I have a number of years of experience, it’s easy to forget that there are beginners just starting out. Sometimes it’s important to go back to basics and help those taking their first steps on the [&he...

Categories: Ramblings
Posted on Oct 4, 2013

August Round-Up

August Round-Up
 

August has been a strange month for riding. With a summer head cold, holidays and very odd weather for August, the mileage achieved hasn’t been too high. The month started off with gales, strong winds and rain and with a head cold – which was like having a head full of cotton wool. In the [&hell...

Categories: Monthly RoundUp, Ramblings
Posted on Sep 15, 2013

Etape Mercia – The Movie

Etape Mercia – The Movie
 

Watch the Video of the Etape Mercia. Click the Continue Reading button....

Categories: Etape Mercia, Ramblings
Posted on Aug 23, 2013

Etape Mercia – I did it….!

Etape Mercia – I did it….!
 

At 4:20am on Sunday 18th August I went for a shower to prepare for the Etape Mercia. With a start time of 7:04am, I needed to be at the Oulton Park race track by 6:15am Driving along the deserted roads, the sky started to lighten and blue skies appear amongst the clouds. The weather forecast [&helli...

Categories: Etape Mercia
Posted on Aug 22, 2013

Marie Curie Cancer Care Donations

Marie Curie Cancer Care Donations
 

I have been accepting donations to my Fundraising Page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulAshbury since I signed up for the Etape Mercia in February.  With only 20 days to go – my fund raising efforts are winding down as I try and concentrate on pedalling longer training rides. My longes...

Categories: Etape Mercia
Posted on Jul 29, 2013

Etape Mercia

Etape Mercia
 

Taking place on the 18th August 2013, Etape Mercia will offer riders a breathtaking 69 mile route through the West Cheshire countryside on completely closed roads. Without too many challenging hills to overcome, Etape Mercia is an entry level event which poses a fantastic challenge for newcomers to ...

Categories: Etape Mercia
Posted on Jul 18, 2013

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