Category Archives: Diet – What to eat and When to eat it

Achieving weight loss and sustaining energy over long rides without under eating or over eating.

Brompton Bicycles Ride around London from the Factory

As the seasons change, the small leaves on the trees grow larger and become a deeper green colour in front of a brighter and bluer sky. With these changes, certain sporting events in the calendar become our focus. Goodbye Premier … Continue reading

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Swansong for Sleebus

Hunched over the drawing board, his shadow from the desk lamp projected on the wall made him look three times larger in size and his eyes began to close. Night after night, working and reworking the outline of this very … Continue reading

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A Fridays Ride to Bordeaux

As a child, sitting on a suitcase squeezing the contents to try and flatten it sufficiently to close it, I could hardly find the strength. The anticipation of spending the summer holidays sitting on the banks of the Dordogne, surrounded … Continue reading

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Making a Mole Hill out of a Mountain

The sky was no longer blue but green as the branches of the tall trees high above my head formed a leafy parasol, keeping me in the shade.  The breeze was cool and refreshing.  A few metres away, a shaft … Continue reading

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Summer Reaches Bromptons in London

Like a magnet, the warm air under blue skies brought out not just people from their somewhat lengthy winter retreat. Hailstones were no more, temperatures were heading to the mid twenties and with a bit of good luck today was … Continue reading

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Good Evans – it’s Chris Hoy! A Winning Combination

The excitement of going on a bike ride (or even a meeting) with Sir Chris Hoy was too good to miss so without a moment of thought I signed up for the Evans Hoy 100 at Arley Hall Estate. How … Continue reading

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Bromptons Riverside Ride to Barnes

Barefeet ran across the lawn and the silence of the summer Sunday afternoon was broken by squeals of “Leave it, it’s mine, it’s mine!” The seven year old over took her brother as they both chased after a descending blue … Continue reading

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Small Wheels but with Brompton Ambition

Passing the front of Buckingham Palace, my mind and feet were racing. To think that in a few months time the flags will be waving all along the Mall, the crowds roaring, the commentators exuberating enthusiasm through their microphones for … Continue reading

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The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Mountain Biking

Pushing my feet forward, willing them to keep moving yet knowing they were coming to a grinding halt was followed by a large squishy splat as, for the third time in an hour, my entire body landed on its side … Continue reading

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How I Quit Sugar

  The excitement to be removing the lid from the best Horseradish sauce I know was almost too much to bear. Eight weeks of restricted foods were over, the bathroom scales were shouting out the 1 stone 8lbs (10kg) weight … Continue reading

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