My Summer Cycling Tour of the UK!
It has been a while, but I hope you excuse me, as the family and I have been on our travels around the country visiting family!
In a previous post, I explained how the Tour de France had inspired me to get out on my bike a bit more, and with more time, I could venture farther and ride for longer.
So far, I’ve managed three ‘Stages’ of my very own Tour de l’Angeleterre (apologies if that is incorrect French!).
Stage 1 can be found here: http://www.strava.com/activities/69387129
This was my first longer ride in a while near my home in Nottingham.
This was my first venture out into the unknown, around the locality of where my mum and stepdad live in Cleethorpes. North East Lincolnshire is a beautiful place for a ride!
This was a flat, flat, flat ride in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, where my family and I were taking advantage of being allowed to housesit for the in-laws for a few days. Beautiful scenery again, for as far as the eye could see due to the amazing flatness of the land!
Plans for the next few weeks?
I’m hoping to do a route in a few days down near Bristol, where we’re visiting relatives, and then it’ll be back home for alternative routes from my home around Nottinghamshire, until I go back to work in early September.
I’ve also stumbled across a Duathlon (4km run, 14km ride, 2km run) which is happening in October and is something I might try to enter. Look at me, diversifying out of running!
It’s all good fitness, and the advantage for cycling for me, is that you can explore a wider area in quicker time. However, I am looking forward to increasing my mileage now that my calf injury seems to have subsided.
Do you ride much as part of your overall fitness regime?
What are your favourite routes?
Do you prefer to stick to just running?