Pt1 of 3 (Cold Hard Miles under the belt)

Even the dog is wondering how long since I last used the bike

Even the dog is wondering how long since I last used the bike

So I have a three pronged attack planned for world domination.

The first and, to be honest, most obvious is getting back on the old steed (thats my bike if it wasnt clear enough). I need to start peddling for success – there is no way I can do this unless I get used to sitting in a saddle for hours on end.

So weekends will be predominantly be aimed at cracking out the skin tight cycling gear and doing my best to not look like the Mitchelin Man on two wheels. Saying that as long as I improve my weekly miles each week, el Mitchelino may just end up doing one (well thats the plan huh?)

And, to me at least, it’s clear as.

Thats the target, to improve the miles in the saddle each week / month. So, fook it, what we waiting for? (Oh yeah, the bikes at home – balls!!!)

I am also going to set myself the goal of riding a sportive every month. I think this will help because I mainly ride alone. The introduction of riding as part of a group may help fight off some of the solitude in wonewee old me cycling all awowne.

With the sportives I plan to use them to set myself monthly targets. As the months go by the mileage will go up until I reach June / July and I am hitting to 100+ mile rides.

I believe if I can get this fat harris to the point I am smacking out 100 mile rides by July then I am well on the way to John O’ Groats.

The list of Sportives and their dates are;

23/3/14 – Belvior Classic Sportive (34 miles or 62 miles – depending on the next couple of months training)

26/4/14 – Dare 2b Rutland CiCLE Tour (75 miles)

18/5/14 – 3rd Marholm Sportive (70 miles)

22/6/14 – Wiggle Flatout in the Fens (112 miles)

26/7/14 – Circuit of the Fens Grand Prix (this is the sportive where I am aiming to complete the 132 miles route)

So, there you have it, there is every chance I am all mouth and no trousers but we will see huh?

Now you will have to excuse me, I need to go buy a shoe horn and a tub of vaseline to help squeeze me back into my lycra.

Dont miss the next exciting installment – Pt2 of 3 (Food Glorious Food)


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