My second attempt at the 12hour TT
14 Aug

My second attempt at the 12hour TT

14th August 2019 Read More

My second attempt at the 12hour TT

By James Walsgrove

It was 2 years ago that I last completed this challenge where I completed 235miles and my target this year was 240+. The Forecast was not great ahead of the event with 18mph winds that were going to be a head wind for half of the course. Arriving at the HQ I arrived at the …

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles
19 Jun

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles

19th June 2019 Read More

Round Norfolk Epic 200 miles

By James Walsgrove

If you want to see the whole of Norfolk in a day on the bike then this event is for you! The event follows the perimeter of the entire Norfolk border taking in all of the stunning coastline. When you sign up to a 200mile sportive you know it is going to be an early …

Mallorca 312  – More than a Gran Fondo
10 Jun

Mallorca 312 – More than a Gran Fondo

10th June 2019 Read More

Mallorca 312 – More than a Gran Fondo

By James Walsgrove

This is my favourite sportive and my second year of riding it so I now know what to expect so can hopefully complete it faster than last year. The event consists of 8000 riders tackling 15,000ft of climbing over 312km on closed roads. There are also options of riding 167km or 225km on the day …

Hell of the North
28 Apr

Hell of the North

28th April 2019 Read More

Hell of the North

By James Walsgrove

Paris Roubaix Growing up watching this event it has always been one for my bucket list and having cycled to Paris before I was really looking forward to riding through this amazing French capital again however, after a last-minute check of the route it appeared to start nowhere near Paris!   Arriving at the venue …

London to Brussels charity ride
26 Mar

London to Brussels charity ride

26th March 2019 Read More

London to Brussels charity ride

By James Walsgrove

Sitting on the Eurostar as we travel home I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the trip and write my blog. Now I would normally have done this each day however due to the fact that we barely finished cycling within the same day that we started most days I was …

Experience the stunning Norfolk countryside during the British Cycling Challenge 100
22 Feb

Experience the stunning Norfolk countryside during the British Cycling Challenge 100

22nd February 2019 Read More

Experience the stunning Norfolk countryside during the British Cycling Challenge 100

By James Walsgrove

Having lived in Norfolk all my life and even though I have ridden on all the roads in the event before I was still keen to ride the exact route to experience it and offer my thoughts and advice to others ahead of the event. The route starts in the heart of Norwich and heads …

What it’s like to ride the National Road Championship TT course
20 Feb

What it’s like to ride the National Road Championship TT course

20th February 2019 Read More

What it’s like to ride the National Road Championship TT course

By James Walsgrove

When I found out the National Championships were coming to Norfolk this year I assumed that it would be a fast, flat course but how wrong I was! Having lived in Norfolk all my life and being a keen cyclist and time trialist I am used to the challenging demands of battling into constant headwinds …

Cycle for Harry
5 Jan

Cycle for Harry

5th January 2019 Read More

Cycle for Harry

By James Walsgrove

On the weekend of March 22nd – 24th an intrepid band of ten adventurers from Drayton Insurance are embarking on a charity cycle ride from London to Brussels in order to raise for money for Harry vs Neuroblastoma. Harry is 2 years old and suffers from a rare condition known as high-risk neuroblastoma. He is …