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Cycle training for longer rides

If you’re training for a long ride of at least fifty miles, it can be hard to break through the psychological and physical barriers that limit your potential distance.¬†For some … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marathon World Record Attempt – Wheels of Wisdom Podcast

We head to Richmond Park after receiving a challenge to break the world marathon record. Will we break it or even just make it round? Listen to find out… For … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climbing the highest point in Devon

It’s a glorious, sunny, if windy day, and there before us stretches Yes Tor and along a ridge to the south, High Willhays, Devon’s highest point. How to find Devon’s … Continue reading

May 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climbing the highest point in East Sussex

Ditchling Beacon is the highest point in East Sussex and the 32nd highest out of the 48 English counties at 248 metres. How to find East Sussex’s highest point If … Continue reading

February 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climbing the highest point in Surrey

After the relative molehills of south-eastern England, it’s time to climb the highest of them all in the region, Surrey and Leith Hill. How to find it If you’re just … Continue reading

January 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Climbing the highest point in West Sussex

It’s been several weeks since we climbed the last ‘peak’ and I’m beginning to get itchy feet. The clouds are building outside and it’s starting to rain, but I just … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Climbing the highest point in Kent

As Kent residents and with Kent giving birth to the idea of climbing the highest point in each county with my kids, it seemed a logical point to start. And … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Climbing the highest point in every county in England

The idea started with a climb up what seemed an endlessly steep hill. As many a tired cyclist before me has asked, just how much more of this is there … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cycling the Box Hill Olympic route

Ever since the Olympics I’ve been wanting to cycle the iconic Box Hill route in Surrey. Neither Sir Bradley Wiggins nor Mark Cavendish may have managed a medal, but it … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finding the source of the Thames

Tuesday lunchtime. The end of a business meeting in Cirencester and a dull drive back to London beckoned and the sense of four hours wasted in the car. What better … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · 1 Comment