I’ve been banging on about my rekindled love for cycling for quite some time now.
2021 sees a whole new chapter of my (return to normality), with cycling in particular.
2020 sore some quite spectacular cycling achievements with, three different Coast to Coasts and many hundreds of road miles. I’m not going to go through and list all of those achievements again because, that really would be repetitive.
What I do want to do, is fill you all in on what I believe are interesting and tough challenges going forward.
- This coming Sunday, I will be riding in my new cycling club colours (V-Sprint) in a closed circuit event in Stourport, it’s the club that my cycling buddy Stef Brown represents;
- On Saturday 1st May, Ian and I supported by Rob are heading to my birth town of Taunton, where Ian & I are taking part in the Taunton Flyer 2021 on Sunday, cycling 60 miles round the Taunton area;
- On Sunday 16th May, Ian and I are cycling in the 2021 Poppy-Ride in aid of The Royal British Legion. We will be cycling 137km or 85 miles around Cannock Chase;
- From Friday 25th June through to Saturday 10th July inclusive our team are riding the JOGLE, cycling 937 miles from John ‘O’ Groats to Lands-end. The route is planned, accommodation along the way is booked, I’ve or should I say we’ve got various people who have said that they’ll cycle with us on different sections along the way. I hope to see you all at some point cheering us on from the side line cheering us on, I’ve even organised a welcoming party in Lands-end;
I’ve said it before and, I’ll probably continue to say it until I’m blue in the face, “why I ever packed in cycling is completely beyond me”.
Other goals that Ian and I have talked about are, sometime during September / early October we’re thinking of cycling over to Enniscorthy in Southern Ireland to see my father, my brother and family.
Sometime during 2022 we’re talking about cycling the length of Normandy which, don’t quote me on this but, I believe to be somewhere in the region of a thousand miles.
My sole reason for joining V-Sprint is, I fully intend to return to competition in the not too distant future, it helps being affiliated to a club.
I am still public speaking although not surprisingly, whilst we’ve all been coping with COVID, any talks have dropped right off.
Attached are a number of photographs and, screen prints from my /our many cycling achievements, some of which you’ll of seen before but, I do like to show off a little.