Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Haldon Forest Video

So the sponsorship search is almost over, we have all but 1 confirmation and i'm excited about what's been acheived but really the work is just starting. With Novembers training just ending im happy to have logged in the largest number of hours training i've ever done for this month of the year ever. Hope it all pays of next year.

I filmed this next video the day after the final British XC round in September. It features a number of very fast mountain biker friends who stopped off at Haldon Forest near Exeter on the way home from the race.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Mid week movies

After 3 weeks of my first build phase the legs were just about ready for a bit of recovery so as planned I'm now half way through a rest week. Training kicks up a gear from sunday for another 3 week block and i'm excited to ride some more epic loops and find more new trails.

Here's another of my videos filmed in October around the Guildford Downs.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Tuesday night video!

Here is my latest video edit filmed at Dalby Forest a month ago whilst riding the Red and World Cup circuits with Calum Chamberlain, Dan Arbon, and Hamish Batchelor

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Busy and exciting times

Been a pretty busy week since I last booked in, as mentioned previously training has restarted which I’m really enjoying. Logged in my first marathon distance training ride last Saturday with an epic 70 miles in 6 hours 30 ride and ended up finishing the ride in the dark as we didn’t take any lights, ooops!

I’m still spending plenty of time making phone calls and emails trying to round up the final few sponsors for next year, things are looking really good; hopefully I’ll have some news for you soon!

Here’s another mid week video for your viewing pleasure. This film is from our recent visit to the Peak District as we tackled an awesome loop around the Pennines Way.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Back to work!

Over the last 5 weeks I’ve enjoyed escaping from the schedule of structured training. Over those weeks its been fun to tuck into some sweet tasty awfully fattening foods, visit some friends I haven’t seen in a while, play on the bike and not worry about what heart rate zone I’m riding in and visit some fantastic places.

After 5 weeks though I was ready and motivated to get the motor started once again, training plans have been analysed and printed, and I’m now half way through my first week of training. Having completed 1 or 2 fun rides each week through the off season my fitness isn’t too bad so my first phase of training has been designed to really kick start my build up to the 2012 season. My race schedule for next year is looking good with the first big race the Andalucia Bike Race is Spain late February.

Hitting the training hard means I’m already being reminded of that winter feeling most serious cyclists will know – the one when you get home from a long ride and all you need is food and bed! My compression tights and TORQ recovery drinks have been getting plenty of use.

Here’s another video, this ones from the Lake District, it was filmed a couple of days after my victory at the Kielder 100.