ReCycloBlog: March 2018

Many, many exciting things have happened in my world of cycling in the last month or so.  I have been out riding in ever increasing circles on my newly serviced Ribble and I have bought a new bike: A Brompton M6L. In blue.  With an extra long seat post and extension on the handlebar ‘for the taller rider’, apparently. New Bike On the lunchtime of … Continue reading ReCycloBlog: March 2018

Back on the road

Inspired by my week cycling in Mallorca, I was itching to get my Ribble Sportive 7046, which had been idle in a garage for one year and collecting dust in a bedroom for three,  back on the road.  So on the 10th March I took the cobweb covered, dust smothered machine over to Evans Cycles in Chelmsford.  Slightly embarrassed by its state, I was greeted … Continue reading Back on the road

Mallorca 2018 Day Six: Cliffhanger

Alcudia –La Victoria – Alcudia– Port de Polenca – Alculdia: 35.52km The ride started a little differently today. We came out of the apartment going with the one way system. Granted, only about 30 metres before cutting across the square to the old town and along the road we walked back from the Plaja de San Joan. Today we were heading up a mountain.  Not … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Six: Cliffhanger

Mallorca 2018 Day Five: Moulin Rouge, Blanc et Bleu

Alcudia – Santa Margalida – Muro – Buger – Sa Pobla – Alculdia: 78.2km With Alcudia being where Alcudia is, getting in and out means, generally, travelling on the same roads.  So once past the largest Burger King sign that apparently only I can see, and along the coast road until Can Picafort we were able to concentrate on our two goals today: ride 50 miles and … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Five: Moulin Rouge, Blanc et Bleu

Mallorca 2018 Day Four: Blazing Saddles

Alcudia – Santa Margalida – Mura – Sa Pobla – Alcudia: 48.9km So it would seem I didn’t put enough chamois cream on yesterday. I know this because for the first couple of miles I was figuratively in tears every time my bottom even hovered anywhere near the saddle. That first world problem aside, we started the day by walking 100 metres down the road … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Four: Blazing Saddles

Mallorca 2018 Day Three: Put me back on my bike

Alcudia – Port d’Alcudia – Platja d’Alcanada – Port de Pollenca – Alcudia: 32.7km But before you do, let me apply a little bit of chamois cream on me bottom to help prevent chafing.  This was the first cycling related thing I haven’t done for a number of years until this point.  The second was getting into full lycra.  The third, and it now seems inevitable, … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Three: Put me back on my bike

Mallorca 2018 Day Two: Planes, Trains and Autobuses

Hilariously, although ten minutes by courtesy bus, the Hampton by Hilton Hotel is a mere two minute walk (five minute wobble) from the terminal so, needless to say, after a ridiculously early breakfast, we started our journey on foot. Once through the inconvenience of having to check in Megantor, and Sandra’s equivalent, and having to endure security, we could get down to the proper business … Continue reading Mallorca 2018 Day Two: Planes, Trains and Autobuses