Tagged: West Midlands

Cotswold Challenge Audax Burton Dassett Climb

Audax – Cotswold Challenge 160km – 16th May 2015

The next of my training rides for the Norwich 100 at the end of May saw me complete the Cotswold Challenge Audax this weekend. I was originally planning to do another 100km one similar to the Bell Tolls one in Evesham the week before, but decided to ramp things up and complete a proper 100 miles before doing the main deal. The route left Meriden,...

Every Time a Bell Rings Audax

Audax – Every Time A Bell Rings 2015 – 112 km

Every Time a Bell Rings… 112km Audax After falling off back in January, I’ve not actually done another Audax until now. In an effort to get back on the wagon and prepare for the Norwich 100 at the end of May, it was time to do some longer rides again! The ride was planned as 112km and contained nothing too scary routewise. Audax Route The...

Sam Weller’s Day Trip to Wochma – 203km 2015 Audax

Sam Weller’s Day Trip to Wochma – 203km 2015 Audax

  Last Saturday I set off at 5am to do another 200km Audax, this time from Tewkesbury, heading westwards before going down to Chepstow, over the Severn to Malmesbury and back up to Tewkesbury and the first 2015 Audax over! I unfortunately jacked the it in after 30 miles and got on the train at Hereford after an encounter with ice. Not the best start...

Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2014

Rapha Festive 500 Challenge 2014

  For the last few years Rapha (of over-expensive MAMIL clothing fame, as commented on previously) set a challenge for riders to complete 500km between Christmas Eve and the Midnight of New Year’s Eve. The challenge is made difficult by it being a decent distance to ride in the first place, but also the commitments of the holiday season as well as having the winter...

No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

A relatively quick turn around between races this time and heading back to Solihull only a few days after racing there. This race in Solihullwas a new experience, racing with higher categories – around 40 riders raced across three different categories, I was very much the small-fry in this race with not many 4th Cats apparently giving this one a go. Solihull No Frill Race...

University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

My first race since the Leamington Victoria Park Criterium 3 weeks before took place in Solihull on the Tudor Grange Park cycling circuit – another new track to learn! The race was a 40 minutes + 5 laps type and the track itself was quite interesting – there’s barely a straight line on the criterium circuit, lots of sweeping bends and little kinks to be...