Another attempt at Couch 2 5K

I gave the Couch to 5K a try a year or so back. I say “try” but it wasn’t much of an attempt. I was ill prepared and gave up all too easily. But during COVID19 lockdown, I have been thinking a lot about my cycling which whilst I am enjoying, I am just notContinue reading “Another attempt at Couch 2 5K”

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”

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”

Strava v’s Cyclemeter

Now that the days are getting longer, I have decided to go for some after work rides. This is really helping with my 5 Ways to Wellbeing and the Be Active component of that. If I am to get fit enough for the Coast to Coast charity ride, every practice mile will really count forContinue reading “Strava v’s Cyclemeter”

Gardening is my therapy

I use “therapy” in a very loose way. But particularly at this time of year, I find my garden a place of sanctuary in the evening after I get back home from work, especially in warm and sunny evenings like it has been this past few days. This week, as part of my 5 WaysContinue reading “Gardening is my therapy”

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…”