CarFest North – Marshalling Madness

You may remember the two-part special I did last year about CarFest North 2017. No? Not even the fancy dress (link) or the astronauts (link)? Thankfully this blog is here to describe to you the antics of what the marshals got up to at CarFest 2018. There are many things that make CarFest as amazing … Continue reading CarFest North – Marshalling Madness

Marshalling Moment #2 – A Race to Remember

First of all, Happy New Year! The countdown to the 2017 season is firmly under way and it will be upon us in no time, so I guess it's time to get writing again after a few weeks off. So whilst we wait for the season, here is another countdown. It's number two on my … Continue reading Marshalling Moment #2 – A Race to Remember

Mission Update 5 – Houston We Are Clear for Lift Off.

With just five days to go before the big off, the training, weirdly, takes a backwards step as we started to dial down the sheer number of miles and hills we do in training. It's good to avoid stress and injuries before the ride otherwise, 231 miles in the saddle wouldn't be comfortable or enjoyable. … Continue reading Mission Update 5 – Houston We Are Clear for Lift Off.

CSCC and Mission Update 4 – A Longer Bike Ride

It was a rare weekend for me, normally when it gets to the middle of Autumn I rarely venture out to marshal due to rugby commitments, but this weekend I decided to pull on my orange overalls and head to Oulton Park for the last car meeting of the year. The meeting seemed to have … Continue reading CSCC and Mission Update 4 – A Longer Bike Ride

Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 3 – Dodgey Tyres and Punctured Knees

With less than four weeks to go before our Charity Bike Ride and we were out again at the weekend for another training ride. This weekend saw us take on a slightly longer route, although the majority of it was off road. The 40 mile route helped us to find the problems with our bikes … Continue reading Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 3 – Dodgey Tyres and Punctured Knees

Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 2

Just five weeks until the big off on this epic charity bike ride and it felt like I took a slight backwards step, but after thinking about it, I can see how far we've come in the few months we have been training. I mean yes, we may have only covered a little over 18 … Continue reading Ride of Remembrance – Mission Update 2