My Cycling Week

After last friday’s post when I realised I had fallen slightly behind my target of 100 miles per week, I decided to try to make ammends. The week was going ot be hard as owing to work commitments I could only cycle to work on 3 days.

So, on Saturday morning I rode a slightly long way round to Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club and managed to get in 10 miles. I was only briefly at the club as I was going to spend the afternoon cottaging by the river (see earlier post). I should have gone for a long bike ride instead.

On sunday, I went out with the founders of LVYCC and some of its older members. We rode into Central London via the towpaths near the Olympic Stadium and then in from The Angel Islington. That place has been the scene of some good nights out! Anyway, we went via Cycle Surgery at Holborn and ended up in Bar Italia in Frith Street in London. It is my favourite coffee shop. The fact 5 of us walked in with our bikes and propped them up at the rear of the cafe never caused them to bat an eyelid. Just as it should be.

We rode back via Cable Street and the Thames towpath to the Isle of Dogs. Then via the A13 cycle path to East Ham where I left my companions and rode home. I brought up 42.69 miles for my longest ride probably since the USA last May. This meant 52 miles in over the weekend.

For the 3 days I cycled to work, I took the longer routes in and home, increasing the daily mileage from around 23 up to an average of over 33 miles. Thus completing 100 miles commuting in only 3 days!

I am now over 50 miles ahead of my target and have to say the extra miles have felt good. Time to keep increasing the miles done. The only problem is finding the time to fit the riding in. It means earlier starts on a morning and later getting home on a evening. Still, it will be worth it if I can get a bit fitter for the Police Unity Tour

 

The all important scores on the doors are:

 

LAST WEEK

Start

Time

Distance

Elevation Gain

Avg Speed

Max Speed

Calories

Sat, 21 Jan 2012

00:44:23

10.13

479.00

13.70

22.50

542.00

 

Sun, 22 Jan 2012

03:51:39

42.69

1276.00

11.10

20.20

2118.00

Mon, 23 Jan 2012

01:08:04

14.40

184.00

12.70

22.60

629.00

Mon, 23 Jan 2012

01:32:02

19.10

213.00

12.50

25.80

681.00

Tue, 24 Jan 2012

01:31:59

17.13

259.00

11.20

22.00

633.00

Tue, 24 Jan 2012

01:31:48

18.26

180.00

11.90

26.20

667.00

Wed, 25 Jan 2012

01:22:52

17.16

154.00

12.40

22.90

694.00

Wed, 25 Jan 2012

01:23:37

16.50

262.00

11.80

26.10

533.00

Totals

13:06:24

155.37

3007.00

6497.00

Average

1:38:18

19.42

375.88

12.16

23.54

812.13

Max

3:51:39

42.69

1276.00

13.70

26.20

2118.00

 

YEAR TO DATE

Start

Time

Distance

Elevation Gain

Avg Speed

Max Speed

Calories

Totals

37:53:26

453.17

8961.00

20576.00

Average

1:24:12

16.78

331.89

12.06

24.49

762.07

Max

3:51:39

42.69

1276.00

13.70

32.40

2118.00

 

POLICE UNITY TOUR

Sadly, there have been 12 officers killed already this year, of whom 3 were killed in the last seven days.

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About spen666

I'm a 40 something football fan and cyclist. I've been a football fanatic most of my life and have completed the 92 football league & premier league grounds Added to this numerous non league grounds, a number abroad and you start to get the picture. I took up cycling in around 2000. Although my father was a former World Vets Champion, I got into cycling accompanying my son to ride in London. This was followed by my commuting to work each day into Central London. Then doing some Sunday rides, then some audax events (www.audax.uk.net) and then a week's cycling holiday in France with a friend. From there, I got more and more into cycling and in 2009 completed LEJoG and in 2010 rode in the USA with the Police Unity Tour. I completed blogs for those events at www.aminearlythere.blogspot.com and www.bothesidesofthepond.blogspot.com Feel free to read them and learn more about me. I live alone which suits me as it gives me time at weekends to pursue my interests of cycling and football. (Well what did you expect me to say? That I'm sad at being single?) I'm currently looking for my next challenge. Any suggestions gratefully received.
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