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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 …

Pyrenees cycling trip
17 Oct

Pyrenees cycling trip

17th October 2018 Read More

Pyrenees cycling trip

By James Walsgrove

With the treat of a surprise birthday party for my 40th I decided that I did not want to be close to home and decided to go away cycling and taking onthe 9 epic climbs of the Pyrenees as listed in the Band of Climbers poster. Friday Arrived in Lourdes to be greeted by Jacques …

Dunwich Dynamo Double
29 Jul

Dunwich Dynamo Double

29th July 2018 Read More

Dunwich Dynamo Double

By James Walsgrove

Having completed this event last year and being really impressed we decided to complete it again.  However, due to the logistical nightmare of getting to the start we decided to complete it as a 225 mile round trip leaving our car at Dunwich packed with a stove for making coffee and bacon rolls at the …

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 …