Cycling – Day 2

Cycling – Day 2

After a hard day battling 230 km through rain and heat, the team begins day 5 of the Euro Man of Steel Challenge in Laon. With new tyres and no more punctures today, progress is...
Day 1 of Cycling – Boulogne to Laon

Day 1 of Cycling – Boulogne to Laon

Today, Team Steel cycled from Boulogne to Laon. It’s a 233km route. Inspite of it pouring down for the first half of the day, the participants have had an interesting and fulfilling ride. Stops along the way to fix (6) punctures were inevitable – until...
1st Week of Training

1st Week of Training

Last Monday, 3rd August, I was invited to participate in┬ásome of the Man of Steel 2015 Challenge. Not having done any serious exercise for several years – bar some┬átame 5 milers round Cardiff Bay, and an occasional hilly 7-miler in the Cynon Valley – if I...

Training begins!

Christmas is over, January is here and the gut needs to go! Time to dust off the trainers, get down the climbing wall and get back on the bike! Have 2 weeks until I’m speed riding in Les Arcs so need to make sure the legs are ready for a beasting!