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Fitness and Fun. GV Tour (done). Shrops Highland (done) and Wild Wales Challenges. Some nice long rides I hope.

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  • 362 miles
  • 28:56 time
  • 21036 calories
  • 6 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. VELO
    good Ledbury 52 mi 03:46 13.8mph pace

    Still a bit tired from the Spanish trip but I joined Sara P, Steve E, Mark L and Mrs 26 in the Green. Jules H and Rich B were waiting at Upton. Steve called Ledbury so we took the standard run th... read more

    • Steve S.
      Steve S.

      Delightful to see your return. I need to catch up on the Basque rides.

      about 10 hours ago Like1 person

    • Dennis S.
      Dennis S.

      Nice ride 26, So pleased your back safe, Looking forward to making a nice cup of tea, kicking back and reading all about your exploits! :-))

      about 7 hours ago Like1 person

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Welcome back!! <3

      about 3 hours ago Like

  2. VELO
    good Day 5 Hendaye to San Sebastian 27 mi 02:37 10.3mph pace

    Last day today. Just a wee one we thought before packing the bikes and heading home. But no. Straight out we went onto a big and steep climb. Sea level to 1732 feet and steep enough to get me z... read more

  3. VELO
    good Day 4 Pamplona to Hendaye 90 mi 06:52 13.1mph pace

    Horny bought a new bike at Decathlon. A few miles up the road he broke the chain. 3 bikes he's broken now! The guys fixed his chain and on he could ride. The consensus was to take the less... read more

  4. VELO
    good Day 3 Vitoria to Pamplona 82 mi 06:40 12.3mph pace

    Another hot day forecast. I decided to crack on at my own pace to get in before the main heat of the day. I now had no back up and thirst in these temperatures was becoming a problem. Even the s... read more

  5. VELO
    good Day 2 Guernica to Vitoria 70 mi 05:41 12.3mph pace

    We set off earlyish but the pace isn't all that quick. Not that it should be in the horrendous block headwind. The group just splintered into fragments. Horny broke another bike that had be... read more

  6. VELO
    good Day 1 Bilbao to Guernica 41 mi 03:20 12.3mph pace

    Long day today. 3 am start to join the group and onto the airport. Delivered at Bilbao we put our bikes back together. Tough hot ride over some serious hills. JaJa had the first puncture before... read more

  7. Hello Gang. I'll be MIA here on DM till next week as I'll be full on riding the GV Tour de Basque. I'll report when I get back. Meantime play nicely Y'awl.

  8. VELO
    good The Nest 47 mi 03:30 13.4mph pace

    Mrs 26 and I met Rich B and Sara P at Newland. Mrs 26 had to get back so headed off for a short one while we three took to the run around the northern flanks of the hills to head south for Codding... read more

  9. VELO
    good Hanbury 68 mi 04:49 14.1mph pace

    What a lovely sunny day. Pete M, Jules H and me met up in Upton and took to standard lanes by Wadborough. At the ford at Pinvin we spotted a grass snake. Lovely. On over the airfield lead us to... read more

  10. VELO
    good Up Town and Nursery 5.99 mi 00:36 10.0mph pace

    3 Old Farts for lunch and a trip to the nursery so I can wage war on those slugs

  11. Shared Photo

    I medalled at the DMHC today. (Used to called SHC but Danny Mason has now been acknowledged.)

  12. VELO
    good Danny Mason Highland Challeng... 66 mi 05:09 12.8mph pace

    We all met up at the Ludlow HQ. John B and his brother David would do their own thing. Mrs 26 would ride to the first control with Andy G, Margaret PR and me. The weather wasn't drastic. J... read more

  13. VELO
    good Fladbury 56 mi 04:03 13.8mph pace

    Sara P and me in the Green with Jules H, Rich B and Pete M at the Pot made 5. The jury couldn't decide so a coin was flipped and it came up Fladbury. We took the usual route out with a brisk... read more

  14. Hey everyone. Got the Danny Mason Highland Challenge on Sunday. Good guy is Danny. He organised the Shropshire Highland Challenge for 25 years so they have named the event after him. Looking fo... read more

  15. VELO
    good Bredon 3 53 mi 03:20 15.9mph pace

    I was a bit late heading out today. But I did make the effort. Quite windy out there so I took to the lanes on the way south to avoid some of it. Then I had it relatively easy out to The Mythe a... read more

  16. VELO
    good Polling Station 1 mi 00:07:30 8.0mph pace

    General Election voting

  17. VELO
    good Hailes Abbey 73 mi 05:06 14.3mph pace

    6 of us met in Upton. Pete M, Sara P, Margaret PR, Rich B, Jules H and lil ole me. Ralph R turned up for a brief chat before heading off with a "jobs to be done" excuse. The wind was s... read more

  18. VELO
    good Newent 51 mi 03:32 14.4mph pace

    Again I set out feeling a bit tired but it was a good gang who met up at the Pot. 9 out including Mrs 26 and me. Steve E and Sara P rode over with us from Malvern as did Mark L. Waiting at the P... read more

  19. VELO
    good Much Marcle 53 mi 03:52 13.7mph pace

    I was a bit tired after yesterday's miles but Margaret PR asked for a ride so, being a gentleman, I couldn't say no. Out through the Castlemorton lanes for Bromsberrow allowed us to take... read more

    • Shelly A.
      Shelly A.

      Very nice.

      22 days ago Like1 person

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    • 26x25

      @Hazel - I had a lump of bread pudding if that is allowed to be called cake, The retracing was a result of M's desire to pick bike up but not climb up and over. Sometimes the "rules" must be adapted!

      21 days ago Like1 person

    • Hazel R.
      Hazel R.

      Not sure where I stand on the cake/bread pudding issue -
      but quite agree that changing tack to suit the circumstance is the best thing. :-)

      21 days ago Like

  20. VELO
    good GV Wainlode Hill 44 mi 02:38 16.7mph pace

    I joined the GV peloton this evening. Would I survive their fast outing? About 25 out this evening and what a beautiful evening it was. We were hitting 25 mph on the run up to Gloucester when Mar... read more