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I live on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire and enjoy cycling, gardening, astronomy and computers.
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.
Promoting Cycling for all ages with Colten Care
In 2019 I'm working with Colten Care to promote cycling for all ages in residential care homes.
Lyndon Thompson takes Moreton 2018 Series
I was proud to be awarded the Peter Washington Memorial Trophy for my Moreton 2018 Series win before the first race of the 2019 series by race organiser Steve Dring.
Velothon Wales 2018 : 4hrs 10mins including a puncture.
On a hot day in July, 10 guys from the NFCC got up early for a 7.00am start on a hilly ride around South Wales. The Velothon Wales is a popular mass participation event and pro race which includes challenging hills such as Caerphilly and The Tumble. I managed to nurse a puncture to the finish from around 5km out and post the fastest finishing time but it was a good performance from all and the NFCC came in as the 6th fastest team.
2018 Cycling Trip to California
A lot of people want to visit the USA to see Disney land or Las Vegas or Broadway etc. I've always wanted to see Yosemite, The Grand Canyon, The Giant Sequoias, Crater Lake and all the other natural wonders. Well in September I travelled to California on a cycling trip to ride around some of those places and a few others too. The remainder will have to wait until next time. Read the full report here.
East Yorks, Ripponden and TLI.
August 2018 saw me travel to Yorkshire for the finale of the East Yorkshire Road Race League and the TLI RR. A 2nd place was the only reward but it was an enjoyable trip and there is some great cycling to be had in the Ripponden area. I even treated myself to fish and chips and a pint in the 13th century coaching inn at the bottom of Col de Ripponden Bank.