Craig's Musings
This is me, observing stuff in everyday life and trying to make sense of it without being too much of an arse. Also contains my cycling 'exploits' but you can filter these via the menu.
Bike Laden for Benidorm

Ride Update – Jan 28

82 days to go and we’re back on track. Managed to get my kit plans sorted and get a 48k ride in with milder weather.

Gout Cyclists Feet

Ride & Training Update – Jan 21

89 days to go and I nearly had to postpone the ride due to excruciating pain in my foot. Luckily, the initial Google Diagnosis was wrong.

static bike ride training basingstoke

Update – 13 Jan

Another update as we pass the 100 days to go marker. Sponsor money coming in from unexpected sources and training stepping up a notch.

Cycle training Dec 2023

Ride Update

Here’s a little update as we come to the end of 2023. The last month has been a bit rubbish, but I am raring to go for 2024 with just over 100 days to go!

Isington Mill and Oast House on the River Wey.

The Glorious Englishness of Sunny Hampshire

With the British weather getting into the full swing of global warming uncertainty, this second week of October saw a gloriously warm and sunny day visit us in North Hampshire.

Ripton Windows Pink Place

Cancer Stories Bring It Home

Today, I met three lovely and amazing women who rely on The Pink Place. I heard their very personal stories, which makes you realise how important the work the charities does is.

off road near Goring

A Weekend In Wantage (nearly)

Despite being 7 months away from my grand departure, I am very aware of the need to get my body into some sort of shape to cycle 1600km.

cycling shirt

Training Ride Update

The sun was well and truly out, and so was I. With a gentle reminder of why I am doing this cycle ride to Benidorm in 2024.

cycling shirt

Route Sort’a Sorted

With eight months left to go, I’ve now sorted my route, approximately. I really want to make the most of the journey but need to know roughly which way I’m going.

brooks saddle pain

Brooks Saddle Pain Sorted

If you have invested in a Brooks saddle and are suffering pain, perhaps cycling shorts are the issue. Normal shorts worked wonders for me.

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