Homemade Hilly Hundred

By James Co

IMG_13747.30am sharp (well, dribs and drabs, actually) fourteen of us reported to Mrs S’ kitchen for porridge and coffee. The chill was fading as we set off, a little later than planned, for our own re-creation of the Hampshire Hilly 100, ably guided by James S to the fore and Geoff “don’t worry about turning the walkie talkie on” Smailes as tail-end-Charlie. Inevitably, the tail end promptly got lost! Continue reading “Homemade Hilly Hundred”

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Taming the Beast

By James S

I’d heard that the Jurassic Beast was a demanding Sportive but wasn’t entirely sure why – it doesn’t look that bad ‘on paper’ and with the rolling Purbecks and dramatic Jurassic coastline it sounded like an ideal distraction from the century mileage involved. Continue reading “Taming the Beast”

Small talk on my bike

By Kate

So, I find myself on yet another training ride in the the glorious Meon Valley, only this time it’s threatening rain, delivering hail (its nearly May!!!) and bitterly cold.  As usual I appear to be somewhat inappropriately dressed – the shall I / shan’t I wear thermals and a waterproof, or shorts and a vest dilemma is not getting any easier. The riding however appears to be…. Continue reading “Small talk on my bike”