Category Archives: South Downs Way

Enjoying the summer and the South Down’s National park

Average speed and a blurred bit of chalky trail is my usual view of the South Downs. The view gets somewhat better when I repeat Chris’s mantra: look further ahead, look further ahead…. This is how to corner faster. Look … Continue reading

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BHF South Downs Way 2015, failed again!

It’s been a while since I’ve written up anything about riding. And what a time to restart following the death of Don Lock. That puts any riding achievement into its rightful place. It’s simply cycling. Nothing more. There are more … Continue reading

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West Sussex County Council will use cycling to rejuvinate the countys image

Last night I attended a meeting hosted by WSCC in partnership with the South Downs  National Park Authority to launch their campaign to bring high spending visitors from London to the county. They have identified cycling as the key element … Continue reading

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Is riding for fun the best way to train?

I am trying to get serious about my training but at the end of the day riding should be about fun.  

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What motivates you? And a renewed passion for mountain biking

I have found a new passion for mountain biking and it all came about by buying a new bike.  

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South Down’s Way. Did it defeat us?

We failed. The target was 9 hours and we did 10, 10:02:44 to be precise. That was 36 minutes better than last year but not good enough. Instead of three weeks to think about this one I had twelve months … Continue reading

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Preparation is key

Preparation also leads to paranoia. Last year I more or less decided to ride the South Downs Way with three weeks notice. All I did by way of preparation was to ride flat out to the Lewes A27 crossing a … Continue reading

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