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I live on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire and enjoy cycling, gardening, astronomy and computers.

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Cycling holiday in Crete

Crete is a great destination for a cycling holiday. The terrain is similar to Cornwall but more so and warmer. There aren't many flat roads on Crete and I accumulated over 40,000ft of climbing in a week but they fairly decent quality.

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1st in LVRC Southern Region Championship 2019

Possibly my best result of the season was winning the LVRC Southern Region Championship race on 23rd June near Chailey. It was only my 2nd LVRC RR and it came the week after my first in which I was first in the "C" Category.

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2nd in 2019 Moreton Series

I couldn't repeat last years victory in the Moreton Series 2019 but 2nd place behind James Horton isnt bad. James rode a superb series and was the deserved winner.

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Cornish Damp Squib

My weeks cycling trip to Cornwall turned sour on the 1st day when a submerged pothole took out the small group I was riding with throwing me onto my right knee in the middle of the road. Initially it didnt seem too bad but it quickly swelled up and left me unable to walk for the rest of the week never mind cycle.

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Bike fit at Vankru

I've experienced knee problems on and off since I started cycling 4 years ago so considering I've setup my bikes using online tutorials, I thought it was time I had a proper bike fit.

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TFC Winter Series and TFC Spring Series 1 Overall Winner

Turbo sessions can be great training but boring, zwift races are fun but not as targeted. This winter I tried to incorporate approximate training sessions such as low cadence drills or 5 min efforts into races. I'm not sure whether it worked or was the most efficient training but it certainly kept me motivated and I won the TFC Winter and Spring Series as a bonus.

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