Time for a fresh start

apicarideWay back in 2010 I started a blog (blogs were the “in” thing then). to try and motivate me to ride a bike more. Over the preceeding years I’d fallen out of love with riding. Life had got in the way. a failed relationship and illness had taken there toll. I was over weight and out of practice and needed a metaphorical kick up the arse. I decided i would collate my ride and mileage count and to prove i’d actually been out (this was before Strava etc) i would take a picture and publish it on my page. I would write a very short paragraph and see how things went. you can find that blog and all the entries hereĀ a pic a ride. 8 years on I’ve lost 3 stone, ridden thousands of miles and taken 1169 pictures. Now though things have moved on, I’ve grown as a person, as a rider , changed careers and it’s time for a new focus.

I’m hoping this new venture will help inspire others to get out on their bikes and show them that you don’t have to be an incredible athlete to get out and enjoy the outside world by bicycle an ordinary person can get as much fun out of riding 5 miles along a cycle path as someone riding an epically long route or winning a race. all you need to do is keep turning the pedals and see where that bike takes you. so lets put the shoe to the pedal and see where this goes