Tue 14 Mar 2017
Now it is clear that the chamois cream that I have been applying in discreet areas is not working?
Mon 13 Mar 2017
Alarm rings at 4.45 - breakfast at 5am with all of us vacating hotel and on our bikes by 5.45 am for a 6 am start- this is not a holiday camp!
Sun 12 Mar 2017
The alarm went off at 5.30am in order to get the only train from Bookham that SWT allow bikes to be carried - the only worry being whether it would run. The alternative would be a 27 hike into town even before the start of Cycle to MIPIM. Unusually SWT didn't disappoint!
Fri 10 Mar 2017
So, today, 9th March, it all began...
Wed 08 Mar 2017
Well, all training done - or as much as I could do has been done ! ...... and the big start is tomorrow at 9am with about 80 miles to Folkestone (day 1 of 6) as a warm up! Last time I did that it took me the rest of the weekend to recover!
Fri 24 Feb 2017
Ride around the North Downs. Andy Bedford joined and we enjoyed some beautiful crisp sunshine, again some taxing North Downs hills and an incredible descent into Brasted for about 2 miles
Thu 23 Feb 2017
It is now two weeks to go until the big day when Jim Mackay and I set off from Central London on Thursday 9th March on the L&G MIPIM Cycle Ride, with 200 property professionals all making our way over 1000 miles, to the MIPIM Property Conference in Cannes.
Fri 03 Feb 2017
Jim took part in the MIPIM training ride; London to Brighton and back. 75 people met at The George Inn at Carshalton for the annual MIPIM training ride to Brighton and back.
Fri 27 Jan 2017
Jim took part in a training ride around the North Downs led by hill-climber extraordinaire John Forbes.