Le Raid VTT des Monts d’Ardèche

Ok, so it’s now just over a week until I’m off on my trip!

So…..last weekend I entered a 3 day/4 stage mountain bike race in Le Chelyard to see how my ‘training’ has worked out.

I’d been meaning to enter this race for the last few years but something (cowardice?) has always managed to get in the way.

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Long, hot and knackered!


On Friday I went on another 24 hour ‘training trip’ which turned out to be a real humdinger of a ride!

I wanted to have the most riding time on both Friday and Saturday and so I set-off at 14:00 which would give me approximately 6-7 hours of solid daylight on each day and enable me to do a nice sized trip without being away from home for more than 24 hours (baby commitments etc…).

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One month to go…..

Good afternoon,

There’s less than a month to go now until I set-off on my big trip and so I’m starting to pick up the pace with regards to ‘training’ so…..as well as doing some nice long rides I’ve also been doing a sweet little 10 mile sprint-loop from the house every couple of days (after long days working on the barn, in the garden etc…)  and I’m hoping that it’ll be enough.

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A change of scene

Evening all,

Seeing as I went on a massive ride in crazy hot weather last weekend I decided to do something a little different today.

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