Category: Road cycling

Guest blog: The cycling convert 3

Guest blog: The cycling convert

Real-time and Facebook friend, former colleague and now cycling convert, Debbie, reveals her discovery of the delights of two-wheeled exercise. Debbie writes: Some people are born to exercise – others have exercise thrust upon...

Guest blog: My time with the Glasgow cyclists in the Pyrenees 0

Guest blog: My time with the Glasgow cyclists in the Pyrenees

I met Marianne on the Marmot Tour of the Pyrenees. She’s a keen cyclist and takes part in the odd sportive event with the “aim of completing rather than competing”. She admitted feeling a...

Cycling the famous Tour de France cols of the Pyrenees 0

Cycling the famous Tour de France cols of the Pyrenees

Poring over the maps and graphs of the day’s cycling, our group digests both a huge breakfast and the statistics. Four magnificent mountains in the French Pyrenees. Four long, and often steep, ascents up four...

Deflation, sickness and panic. A week of triathlon training. 4

Deflation, sickness and panic. A week of triathlon training.

Three training sessions this week. Two punctures. One closure. And one almighty feeling of sickness. Hmmm. I’m not sure things are going too well as I continue to prepare for the London Olympic Distance...

More women are getting on their bikes 0

More women are getting on their bikes

My recent article about women and cycling appeared in the latest Cycling Scotland newsletter. Here’s what I wrote: More women get on their bikes Has anyone else noticed the quiet, aherm, revolution going on...

Enter the new Highland 100 or 50 cycle sportive 2

Enter the new Highland 100 or 50 cycle sportive

Entries for the latest in a growing stable of Scottish cycling sportives have been launched. The new sportive is the Highland Perthshire 100 – a challenging 100 mile route. A more modest 50 mile...