Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple! Where am I going wrong?

As part of my 5 Ways to Wellbeing, I am now finding myself using more and more technology to track my performance and fitness levels. However, I am still very much an amateur when it comes to using the technology. Having had suggestions from readers of my blog, I decided to get a Garmin EdgeContinue reading “Strava, Garmin, Wahoo, Apple! Where am I going wrong?”

Rack mount for Garmin Varia RTL510, why haven’t Garmin made one available yet?

I purchased a Garmin Varia RTL510 a while back during a winter sale, having been introduced to it by a cycling buddy last summer. For those of you unfamiliar with this Garmin product, it a very bright rear light, with added radar. The radar is a cool little safety feature that connects to a GarminContinue reading “Rack mount for Garmin Varia RTL510, why haven’t Garmin made one available yet?”

5 Ways to wellbeing during the age of Covid-19

It’s been a while since I have blogged, and given the unprecedented times that we live in, I thought I would blog to give some useful hints and tips on maintaining good mental health for those who are having to self-isolate during the COVID-19 aka Corona Virus pandemic. Obviously, my first point that I wantContinue reading “5 Ways to wellbeing during the age of Covid-19”

Blue Monday it’s a great 12″ house track, but the other “Blue Monday” is pseudoscience

It’s that time of year where once more the tabloid press, bloggers, online media etc. will be telling us all that next Monday (20th January 2020) is Blue Monday; the most depressing day of the year. The concept of the 3rd Monday of the year, being the most depressing day, stems from an article forContinue reading “Blue Monday it’s a great 12″ house track, but the other “Blue Monday” is pseudoscience”

Keep Learning: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

I’ve not blogged for a while, and I thought today would be a good day to talk about the Keep Learning element of 5 Ways to Wellbeing. One of the things I have wanted to know more about in my adult life, is evolution. It was the 160th anniversary of the publication of, On theContinue reading “Keep Learning: 5 Ways to Wellbeing”

Black Forest gateau energy balls

I’ve not posted for a while, so I thought I would share a new recipe. This is loosely based on a recipe for Rocky Road Power Balls I found in Men’s Health Magazine in the summer of 2019, but I a) couldn’t get all the ingredients in the original recipe, and b) I like toContinue reading “Black Forest gateau energy balls”

#C2C4Cam My Coast to Coast Journey

Well, I’ve done it. My first tour, my first charity bike ride, my first major cycling challenge. It’s been a fantastic adventure. My legs, and neck muscles, really are feeling the effect of cycling 150+ miles over 3 days, in horrendous weather, with some significant hill climbs. But I didn’t want to let myself down,Continue reading “#C2C4Cam My Coast to Coast Journey”

Third and final leg of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust ride

Assuming I make it to day 3 and haven’t fallen by the wayside, this is my planned route for the final day. It also happens to be the shortest day at a mere 36.5 miles. It also has the least hill climbs too; which is probably a blessing at this stage, I am pretty sureContinue reading “Third and final leg of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust ride”

Vegetarian Chilli Non Carne

This is a great meal for sharing informally around the dinner table. It is cheap as chips, and healthy too. Its very simple to make, and takes around 1 hour prep and cooking time. It was a new recipe for me, so part of my 5 ways to wellbeing being, learn something new! This isContinue reading “Vegetarian Chilli Non Carne”

Second leg of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust ride

Following on from my previous post on the First Leg of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Ride, I thought I would give a quick overview of the second leg of the ride. I am expecting this to be a very tough day. I will be physically tired from the previous day, and I am notContinue reading “Second leg of the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust ride”