Reflections on failure

Despite the negative connotations of this title, I'm trying to see the positives. I decided this year to dive head first into the weird and wonderful world of audaxes. An audax is a non-competitive, but timed, long-distance bike ride. It features several control points which are only open for limited time windows throughout the day, …

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Trans-Cambrian, days 3-5, or, “it’s all downhill to Machynlleth”

I'm sorry it's taken me so long. I'll give you all my excuses another time. In the meantime if you've not yet read about the first two days of our Trans-Cambrian adventure, you should do so first.Day 3: Claerddu bothy - Cwmystwyth valley (30 miles)I left you a long time ago in a bothy in …

Trans-Cambrian, days 1 & 2, or, “what kind of sick f**k brings a horse up here?”

At the beginning of this year I set myself a few intentions, one of which included doing a long, multi-day off-road ride. I ticked this off my list in July, when we rode the Trans-Cambrian Way. The Route In case you've not heard of the TCW, it's just over 100 miles, with 3,248 metres of …