Ironman Estonia – 07/08/21

Tallinn, Estonia. It's much further north than you think it's going to be. Looking out to sea from the port area, you can't quite see Finland, but it's very close. Once part of the Soviet Union, it's now a thriving independent state. Anyway - that's the serious stuff done with; you only came for the … Continue reading Ironman Estonia – 07/08/21

Outlaw Half Holkham – 04/07/21

Wow - it's been a while. I'm sitting here trying to work out whether or not I've actually done anything in the last 6 months, since my 2020 annual summary. The short answer revolves around that nasty little word beginning with an 'i' - injury. In early January I was out on a fairly standard … Continue reading Outlaw Half Holkham – 04/07/21

2020 review – racing/training summary

2020 - let's not try too hard to remember it. It's been a bit of a rollercoaster of a year, and I know lots of people have really suffered in a number of ways. But, there's still been plenty to smile about. The real silver lining probably being that this post might be shorter than … Continue reading 2020 review – racing/training summary

Goodwood marathon – 06/12/20

Regular subscribers will once again note that it's gone a bit quiet on the ol' blogging front in the last couple of months. That tw*tty virus is very much still amongst us, like that annoying hanger-on at a party that you just can't get rid of. I'm struggling with it, as I'm sure are 99.9% … Continue reading Goodwood marathon – 06/12/20

Day 6 – All roads lead to Lands End

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3**Day 4**Day 5* Day 6 - Bude to Lands End 100 miles separating us from glory. Most people from this point would probably take the easy route. Straight down the A roads, avoiding the rugged coastline. Most people aren't morons like us. Apparently the direct route was only 90 miles, and it … Continue reading Day 6 – All roads lead to Lands End

Day 5 – The Queen Stage

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3**Day 4* Day 5 - Hereford to Bude This was it then, the crux of the entire trip. Ever since we'd started the planning, this day was always looking huge.190 miles.Over 4,000m of climbing. Legs already absolutely trashed after 4 long, long days of riding. I honestly had severe reservations about the … Continue reading Day 5 – The Queen Stage

Day 4 – Who’s idea was this again?

*Day 1**Day 2**Day 3* Day 4 - Preston to Hereford As devastating as it was, we eventually had to leave Preston behind us, robbed of a night on the town due to local lockdown restrictions. I still haven't worked out what we'd have worn for the occasion, but it definitely would've smelled really, really bad. … Continue reading Day 4 – Who’s idea was this again?

JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

*Day 1**Day 2* Day 3 - Edinburgh to Preston I think something that slightly blew my mind is that you can cycle 350 miles and still be nowhere near the Scottish border. It's a big place. A big, beautiful place. Shame about the Irn-Bru. Video - Day 3 breakfast Another restless sleep before another extremely … Continue reading JOGLE Day 3 – 200 miles or bust

JOGLE Day 2 – The ‘short’ day

*Day 1 - read here* Day 2 - Fort William to Edinburgh Readers worldwide will be hoping that a short day in the saddle means a short blog. I can't promise anything, but I'll try my best. JOGLE aficionados will note that going through Edinburgh is nowhere near the quickest or most direct route. Back … Continue reading JOGLE Day 2 – The ‘short’ day

JOGLE Day 1 – ‘I don’t think I can do this’

I receive a message from 'triathlon' Ross Harper in mid-August, where I am enjoying a holiday in the Scottish highlands with Katie and my family. 'Schofield is in for an unsupported LEJOG as a group of lads, loads of photos to create a photo journal.' Thinking this would probably just be a pipe dream that'll … Continue reading JOGLE Day 1 – ‘I don’t think I can do this’