Spiceys Cycling Adventures

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24/240 – What really happened?

It’s 6am, I’ve been pedalling for an hour and a half since my four hour nap to get over the last 120 miles. The suns coming up, but my hearts starting to sink for I’ve entered the valley of doom…. Continue Reading →

Training update: Tears, Fears and FTP tests! 

So, I have been home for a while now, I hit the ground running and got back into the swing of training and felt like things were going well getting back into a routine and they were, physically. After a… Continue Reading →

Guildford > Paris & Back: Day 4 Newhaven to Guildford 61 miles

So due to the extended milage and hours in the saddle I have decided to take today nice and easy. I have to admit that last night my legs started burning, and I think that due to the long break… Continue Reading →

Guildford > Paris & Back: Day 3 Paris to Dieppe 100 miles

The alarm goes off at 5am and by this point I have trained the mind to not even ask questions and just get straight into ‘get on with it’ mode. I pack and get all my gear down the little… Continue Reading →

Guildford > Paris & Back: Day 2 Calais to Paris 185 miles

“If a cyclist wees in the woods and there’s no one around to hear it, did it really happen?”   Day two was always going to be the big day for me. Yesterday was really just about getting to the… Continue Reading →

Guildford > Paris & Back: Day 1 Guildford to Dover – 108 miles

So if any of you know me, I am a bit of a lastminute.com kind of person… I like to call it spontaneous! Haha. I’d prepped for this trip to an extent, but sometimes its fun to leave things up… Continue Reading →

Spiceys Mini-Big Adventure #1

OK, so its time to reveal the plan!… I’ve been trying to think of a way to test out my endurance, taste some real adventure in foreign lands and also see if I can cope living out a bag for… Continue Reading →

Less is More? Recovery week thoughts….

So I am on a recovery week this week after a pretty full on weekend of cycling and also in preparation for my next adventure which is going to be my BIGGEST yet. Recovery week is a great way to… Continue Reading →

Chiltern Fosse 200km and Lessons Learnt

Its 05:15 on a Saturday morning and the alarm goes off. ‘Seriously?!’ I think to myself… ‘urgh, here we go’. I struggle to drag myself out of bed, I hadn’t managed much sleep, about 5 hours which is not a… Continue Reading →

Throw caution to the wind! 10 days to go

I’ve been busy prepping for my next adventure, this one is going to be a big one! It is going to be my first solo self-supported trip venturing into lands unknown and pushing my limits to the furthest they have… Continue Reading →

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