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by djrikki
5 Aug 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Snowdonia 200km audax around the national park
Replies: 0
Views: 833

Snowdonia 200km audax around the national park

Hi everyone, been a little while since I posted on here as I have been away for a couple of weeks and slowly making my way through a pile of video footage! So this time last week I started out on a DIY audax around the Snowdonia National Park - I have to say this has to be one of my favourite bike r...
by djrikki
26 Jul 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bikepacking around Eastern England
Replies: 0
Views: 2117

Bikepacking around Eastern England

Hello everyone, last Friday 19th July I started a 7 day bikepacking trip across Eastern England the Home Counties managing to sink 1100km and over 6500metres of climbing which compared to say an audax is quite modest really as it was more of a cycle tour for me; camping every 100 miles or so along t...
by djrikki
24 Jun 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Summer Solstice 24 hour TT
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Summer Solstice 24 hour TT

Another year has flown past and so I thought this year I'd have a go at a solo 24hour time trial around well Lincolnshire most because there are plenty of flat options :lol: Having watch Adam Watkins on YouTube doing the Mersey Roads 24TT it looks quite appealing - although I am in no way as fast as...
by djrikki
24 Jun 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fietselfstedentocht 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Re: Fietselfstedentocht 2019

Yeah it was an enormous event, one which I will remember for a very long time too! I've updated my post above, I travelled back on Wednesday from Friesland through Utrecht to Rotterdam to catch the ferry and yeah I got a right royal soaking for a couple of hours. Had to dive into a bus shelter for a...
by djrikki
24 Jun 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 24 Track Record Scuppered
Replies: 1
Views: 2536

Re: 24 Track Record Scuppered

Jesus christ, 1000km record... put my weekend's attempt at 500km into perspective! :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CU7G7dM2ZQ
by djrikki
16 Jun 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Fietselfstedentocht 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 366

Fietselfstedentocht 2019

Hello, Last Friday I set off from Crowle in Lincolnshire on a 200km audax arriving at the port of Hull Friday evening to catch the ferry to Rotterdam. I took along my GoPro so I could capture lots of footage for my YouTube channel. I had many reasons to travel to the Neterlands, one the great cycle ...
by djrikki
7 Jun 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Re: Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs

Hi, yeah riding on the flat is a killer in the fens!

I always believed the highest point is near Normanby-le-Wold at that "golf ball" radar thing in the video. And wikipedia says that too!
by djrikki
2 Jun 2019, 7:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs
Replies: 10
Views: 708

Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs

Part one of a two part vlog from yesterday uploaded online earlier today shows me taking on the 'Top 10 Lincolnshire Cycling Climbs' as listed on the popular website lincscyclist.wordpress.com. Got loads of full climb videos to drip feed the channel over the next weeks if anyone is interested look o...
by djrikki
31 May 2019, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax

I’ve just watched a few of your videos, really enjoyable. I am amazed at your positivity on these long audaxes. Going up the wrong hill would finish me off! Thanks for sharing these online. Thanks, what pwa said really. Yeah I tried and avoiding going up hill in the wrong direction as much as possi...
by djrikki
29 May 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax

Haggard, indeed on watching myself back I see what you mean at the start of day two. A few hours later with a nagging head wind finally behind me I soon began to feel much better inside. Yeah I particularly choose Welsh audaxes for the elevation involved in prep for PBP; last season I was a baby to ...
by djrikki
28 May 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax
Replies: 5
Views: 449

The Benjamin Allen's Summer outing 600km audax

On Friday I travelled by car from Lincolnshire to Gloucestershire for the start of a 600km bike ride. This was my final Paris-Brest-Paris qualifying ride and I am really pleased to have finished it pretty comfortably with no major sense of fatigue fitness wise. More of a mental challenge though at t...
by djrikki
12 May 2019, 7:31am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Lincoln Grand Prix sportive 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 2474

Lincoln Grand Prix sportive 2019

I've just uploaded a video of my day competing in the Lincoln Grand Prix sportive 2019 along with over a 1,000 other riders. As always I choose the longest route which in this case is over a 100 miles long. Beautiful countryside, great weather, a few tricky climbs including #28 Michaelgate awaiting ...
by djrikki
16 Apr 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Paul Kirk Sportive and a day in the Peak District
Replies: 0
Views: 2560

Paul Kirk Sportive and a day in the Peak District

Evening everyone, another busy weekend for me on two wheels, Saturday I ditched my usual long distance rides and instead did some, shall we say more "leisurely" riding than of late - in the Peak District with the climb up towards Mam Tor. I think I just have to return this Summer and conqu...
by djrikki
3 Apr 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first B2B 200km bike ride weekend of 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 376

My first B2B 200km bike ride weekend of 2019

Last weekend I went on two consecutive audax calendar events, the first in Lincolnshire and the second in Yorkshire and Lancashire. Very tiring by the second half of Sunday after enduring a full day in the hills around Lancashire; weather was good to all riders and the scenery was stunning on both d...