Health and Fitness

Information and resources for leading a healthy, active lifestyle!

200k audax: Essex and Suffolk Borders

This is a new route that heads west from Manningtree, reaching Buntingford (just east of Stevenage) before heading back again. It's organised by Adam Young. Online entry is available at audax.uk, and you can get the route + route card ... (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)

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)

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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Fakenham 5k run

Photos and video from the 5k race on a 1km circuit in Fakenham town centre! (more)

Best device for recording a parkrun

There are lots and lots of options nowadays for recording your parkrun, and the prices vary enormously. Even within the Garmin stable you could pay from under £50 for a fully working second-hand unit, to £500 or more for the latest ... (more)

200k "Off the rails" DIY Audax

Keen to open my Audax account for 2022, and lacking any nearby calendar events, I opted to create a DIY entry. Given the time of year and increased likelihood of abandoning, I decided to keep the route close to train stations - and then made ... (more)

200k audax: The Horsepower

Visiting two different types of horsepower at Snetterton and Newmarket, Tom Deakins' route features rolling B roads and quiet lanes of Suffolk and Norfolk. You can enter online at audax.uk, and the route & route card are available ... (more)

London-Edinburgh-London 2022

The 2021 edition of LEL was postponed by a year (due to COVID-19, of course), and is now schedule to start on August 7 - finishing on August 12. There is a four-day option, to make the challenge even harder. The route is 1550km (963 miles ... (more)

Options for escaping Google Workspace

Google initially offered free accounts with custom domains many, many years ago, and kept these "legacy" accounts free when they started charging for new accounts. They have now announced that everyone must pay; accounts without payment info ... (more)

200k test audax: The Norfolk Globe Trotter

This is a trial run of the first ever audax to be hosted by Iceni Velo. It is organised by Tom Pitcher-Cooke, and he came up with the clockwise route to the north Norfolk coast, starting from Stoke Holy Cross. The event is only available ... (more)

400k audax: London-Wales-London

The event couldn't have gone any better, to be honest! There were around 110 starters, with three from Iceni Velo, and we set off individually between 5:30 and 6:00. Despite a chilly start (below -3℃ according to my Garmin), the ... (more)

Koblenz to Norwich

This is a sponsored team bike trip from Germany's Koblenz to Norwich. (Koblenz is Norwich's twin city.) It's supported by Norwich City Community Sports Foundation, and the football theme means that our route takes us past many big football ... (more)