Health and Fitness

Information and resources for leading a healthy, active lifestyle!

London - Lands End - London 1000km Audax

event info This is an X-rated event (ie, no support at the intermediate controls) and riders need to finish in 75 hours (3 days + 3 hours). There are 16 intermediate controls; see the 2023 event info for them all. It is organised by ... (more)

Lands End - John O'Groats 1400km Audax

event info After the inaugural event in 2022 (organised by Burnley CC), this audax is due to run every two years. That's impressive considering how many controls there are - see the 2022 event info for them all. For future updates ... (more)

Cycling Performance Programme

Performance Programme My plan and diary for keeping fit in 2023 will continue to focus on audaxes (long-distance rides) throughout the year. I'm still undecided about riding Paris-Brest-Paris in August, as it does seem to be a bit of a faff ... (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)

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)

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)

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West Suffolk February Cross

event info Round 12 of the Eastern Cyclo-Cross League, and the second round that is hosted by West Suffolk Wheelers and organised by Giles Prime. This is on heathland, with a lot of draggy sections and a sandpit. More info is ... (more)

230k mid-winter DIY audax

This was a ride part of the way home from Somerset, starting just before sunrise and finishing around dusk. I was expecting it to be cold (it was) but hoped that this would be tempered by a day of sunshine (it wasn't). Instead of the sun ... (more)

La Marmotte Granfondo Alpes 2023

event info This is an alpine sportive that climbs Col du Glandon, Col du Telegraphe, Col du Galibier and L'Alpe d'Huez. There is also the Ultrafondo, which starts at 5am and tackles Alpe d'Huez twice - totalling 226km with over 10000m ... (more)

400k Invicta Phoenix

event info Organised by Tom Jackson of Kent Audax. Controls at Rudgwick, Rye and Ryarsh Village Hall. For more information, see the Audax UK website. (more)

Recreational Riding

Strava (www.strava.com) - Strava is a website and mobile app that allows cyclists to track and share their rides, as well as connect with other cyclists and join cycling clubs. BikeForums (www.bikeforums.net) - BikeForums is an online community ... (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)

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)