Driving To The Gym

This section is dedicated to oxymorons such as Driving to the Gym. Do you ever wonder why people drive to the gym? I do. I know there are some folks who aren't very mobile and need finely tuned exercise that a gym or swimming pool provides, but what about everyone else?

You drive to the gym to get fit, right? Isn't that completely missing the point? If you want to get or keep fit, why are you getting in your car in the first place?

Finding other places to buy stuff

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Free-to-use Strava Tools

Tools for the Strava Athlete (more)

Finding companies to invest in

Using various criteria to determine which companies are the best! (more)

The point of audaxes

Like most physical activities, audaxes mean different things to different people. They are designed to be rides of exploration, both in terms of the countryside and the rider's capabilities. You get to see some truly stunning scenery on ... (more)

Meet the author

I've been riding bikes ever since I needed transport to university, and have only ever gradually increased my time in the saddle. In my early 20's I cut my teeth in time trialing, and found the longer events more suitable for me. After a ... (more)

Crivit products

The Crivit® product range If you're looking for outdoors clothing or accessories, you could do worse than to browse the Crivit® range. Crivit® is a brand of German supermarket Lidl's, so it's most convenient for UK customers to head down ... (more)

Stow Scramble

event info Round 10 of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League, hosted by Stowmarket + District CC. This is on grass (with quite a bit of climbing involved) and in a flat wooded area. More info is available on the Eastern Cross website ... (more)

Lauren Hemp is in town!

After her success in the Euros women's football championships, where England came away as champions, Lauren Hemp came back home to North Walsham to be presented with freedom of the town. She also sportingly stayed around for locals to have ... (more)

Audax: long-distance cycling

Audax: the home of long-distance cycling If you love recreational cycling, and enjoy the prospect of an all-day ride, then the audax may be just what you need. Audax technically means "daring" or "courage", but you usually won't need either ... (more)

200k Alfreton to Wrags

event info Organised by Stephen Ogden of Alfreton CTC. Controls at Gainsborough, Wragby, Newark and Alfreton. For more information, see the Audax UK website. (more)

Terms

Terms of Use These terms of use govern your use of our site. Please read these terms in full before you use this Website. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use this Website. Your continued use of this site confirms your ... (more)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme My plan and diary for cycling in 2022 will focus on audaxes (long-distance rides) throughout the year, peaking in August for London-Edinburgh-London. 2022 targets Complete the Audax UK Randonneur 2500 award (200 ... (more)

Milton Cross

event info Round 11 of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League, hosted by Cambridge Junior CC. This is on a mixture of soft, flat grass and steep dirt banks. More info is available on the Eastern Cross website. (more)

LinkedIn API

The LinkedIn API (more)

A Social Feed

This is a feed of everything I'm interested in, filtered and categorised according to my choices. Channels: Twitter (multiple accounts) Facebook groups Facebook pages Google+ LinkedIn Flickr Youtube Website RSS Webpage updates ... (more)

Essential equipment list for an audax

There are lots of things to consider bringing on an audax. Most important are the bike setup itself, choice of bags, tools and electronic devices. You should try to bring enough to confidently get you round, but not so much that you're weighed ... (more)