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Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!
4 Jul

Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!

4th July 2018 Read More

Muscles used in cycling and how to strengthen them simply!

By James Walsgrove

After doing lots of research and studying on how to improve my cycling I thought I would write a simple article on the what are the main muscles used in cycling while pedalling, explain their importance and most importantly how to strength and condition them. Muscles used in cycling during the pedal stroke The power …

LEJOG – DAY 8
3 Jul

LEJOG – DAY 8

3rd July 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 8

By James Walsgrove

Evanton – John O’ Groats 101miles This is the last (well hopefully) day of riding as we plan to reach John O’Groats by the end of the day. This was the worst nights sleep that we have had on the journey due to the fact that a seagull was practically in our room making all …

LEJOG – DAY 7
1 Jul

LEJOG – DAY 7

1st July 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 7

By James Walsgrove

Tyndrum – Evanton 128miles We decided to go for an early start this morning although due to a slight mix up between me and Rob as to who was in charge of setting the alarm it was not as early as it should have been! Alistair was already down enjoying the continental breakfast and his opening …

LEJOG – DAY 6
30 Jun

LEJOG – DAY 6

30th June 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 6

By James Walsgrove

Crawford to Tyndrum 98miles The topic we debated at breakfast this morning was why do they have square sausages up in Scotland but could not come up with any reasonable explanation in the end. Robert is still struggling to get his brain in gear in the morning as left his glasses, well Alistair’s actually as …

LEJOG – DAY 5
29 Jun

LEJOG – DAY 5

29th June 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 5

By James Walsgrove

Milnthorpe – Crawford      110miles The mood in the camp this morning was mixed. Rob woke up and tried to get his brain in gear just to get himself dressed, I was trying to book the next night’s accommodation and ended up ringing up the same B&B twice only to be told again they …

LEJOG – DAY 4
28 Jun

LEJOG – DAY 4

28th June 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 4

By James Walsgrove

After 3 days in the mountains it was back to the flat today which brought it’s own issues of tackling some major towns and cities. The first of which was Warrington so we attempted to navigate the way trying to look at the garmin, point out potholes and not get too distracted by the ladies …

LEJOG – DAY 2
26 Jun

LEJOG – DAY 2

26th June 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 2

By James Walsgrove

Today did not exactly go to plan as it is nearly midnight again and I am writing this again in bed with Rob snoring in the bed next to me! The problem with trying to complete the challenge in 7 days it means that we need to hit 130miles+ per day and being a few …

LEJOG – DAY 1
25 Jun

LEJOG – DAY 1

25th June 2018 Read More

LEJOG – DAY 1

By James Walsgrove

Well as expected Day 1 did not disappoint with being the toughest day of the trip! It is nearly 12am and I am only just getting round to writing this so I will keep it short today! After the usual tech issues and obligatory photo’s at the start we set sail slightly later than planned …