My cycle kit. What I will be using for my C2C ride. (Part 1)

I thought that there will be some cycle geeks who will be interested in what bicycle I will be using for my Coast to Coast ride. I think, this is the seventh bicycle I’ve owned since I was a child. It’s a Trek 920. I also have a MTB, but I don’t fancy riding 135Continue reading “My cycle kit. What I will be using for my C2C ride. (Part 1)”

The Komoot route of my Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Morecambe to Scarborough cycle ride

So here it is, the route for anyone interested in seeing where I am going, how steep the hill climbs are, which villages I will be passing through, etc. For those of you with a bicycle, if you want to share part or all of the journey with me, do get in touch, and IContinue reading “The Komoot route of my Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Morecambe to Scarborough cycle ride”

Fundraising has begun…

Just a quick post today. The fundraising for the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust page is now live, and it can be found here. Any contributions will be welcomed – no matter how small or big, please do donate to this worthwhile cause. It is all feeling very real now. 135 miles (as long as IContinue reading “Fundraising has begun…”

Why I chose the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust for my charity ride

Just to give you a heads up, this post will talk about mental health and wellbeing, and suicide. If you are feeling vulnerable at this moment in time; maybe bookmark this post for a later date, when you are feeling a little stronger. Please do check this page on where to get support for yourContinue reading “Why I chose the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust for my charity ride”

Project planning – (Part 1) Scoping

Don’t worry, no Gantt Charts here (although I did consider using them at one time). I thought it might be useful to give you an idea of how I have planned my route to date. In this post, I will show you the routes I considered and opted for, the accommodation I plan to stayContinue reading “Project planning – (Part 1) Scoping”

Practice makes perfect, apparently!

Is this post, I am going to go a little more into detail about the stages of change, and how you might want to consider this if you are thinking of improving your health in someway or another. As mention in my previous post, I have been mindful of the Transtheoretical Stages of Change whenContinue reading “Practice makes perfect, apparently!”

5 Ways to Wellbeing

Believe it or not, there are 5 Ways to Wellbeing! “Pah!” I hear you say. Well of course there are more ways, if you’re a micro kind of a person, but from a macro perspective, there really is 5 ways. Back in 2008 the UK government commissioned research into Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The findingsContinue reading “5 Ways to Wellbeing”

Every journey begins somewhere, here is mine…

Okay, so let me begin (and stick with me on this). I’ve never really enjoyed sport and exercise. As a kid, I was clumsy (actually, as an adult, I am clumsy), I have/had very little ball/eye coordination – so I was always picked last in cricket, rugby, football, basketball which were all played at school.Continue reading “Every journey begins somewhere, here is mine…”

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! This is the very first post, it’s not much to look at or read, but I just wanted to get something posted, anything. For those of you interested, the picture below is looking towards the Trough of Bowland from the church just outside of Abbeystead. Having gone for a quick practiceContinue reading “The Journey Begins”