Virtual Tour de France – Open – Stage 1 Discovery Ride

This afternoon I took part in Zwift’s Virtual Tour de France – Open – Stage 1 Discovery Ride. Allegedly this one took place in Watopia ‘France Edition’. Let me tell you, aside from the few extra fans around key areas, and the sound of some vu-vu-zella type things in the start pens, there was next … Read more Virtual Tour de France – Open – Stage 1 Discovery Ride

Weekly Review June 29th – July 5th 2020

Every week I try to review and reflect on my previous week on the bike. This allows me to see how my fitness and ability is progressing on a wider timescale than day to day. For previous weekly reviews please click here.  This week consisted of 5 days exercise, one of which was a race, two being … Read more Weekly Review June 29th – July 5th 2020

L’Etape du Tour Stage 1 – Open

This afternoon I took part in Zwift’s L’Etape du Tour Stage 1, which was a single lap of the “Mountain Route”. Or more simply, a climb up the Epic KOM and radio tower climb, then back home to finish in downtown Watopia. In truth I probably wouldn’t have done this one today had it not … Read more L’Etape du Tour Stage 1 – Open

Unexpected Crit City Race (B)

Finishing work for the day around 2pm, I enjoyed a luncheon of Asda own brand Fruit and Fibre with some additional nuts (two whole pecans, two whole almonds, one and a half brazils, and a handful of sultanas – I do spoil myself) as we were fresh out of bread. So no sandwiches for Chris. … Read more Unexpected Crit City Race (B)

Not Sweat Free Recovery

Easy does it was the name of the game this afternoon. But why does it always feel knackering, even on an active recovery ride? Sure, the heart rate might be better than it used to be, hovering as it did around the 120bpm range, but I still very much had my sweat on. And coming … Read more Not Sweat Free Recovery