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Race commitments

This year I am signed up for two long distance races, the TransAtlanticWay Race and the Transcontinental Race, ooft… I said it! After the TransAtlanticWay Race last year I found it difficult to find other races that interested me, nothing … Continue reading

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Kit List for the TransAtlanticWay

Sleeping Alpkit bivi bag -ace value for money! OMM 1.6 synthetic light-weight sleeping bag – I went for this sleeping bag because it was very small, lightweight and synthetic! I knew it would rain and I did not want to … Continue reading

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The TransAtlanticWay Race – Part 2

Day 5 – 287km After spending a night doing sit-ups in an attempt to stay warm, unsurprisingly, I had a tough morning. Besides being tired, I had an upset stomach, which forced me to stop a lot. It got really … Continue reading

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The TransAtlanticWay Race – Part 1

The TransAtlanticWay Race is an unsupported cycling race from Dublin to Derry (checkpoint 1), then along the Wild Atlantic Way to Kinsale (checkpoint 2), and then to Blarney Castle (or the pub). That means I had to carry all my … Continue reading

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New challenge

A few days ago I decided to sign up to the TransAtlanticWay race. It’s a self-supported, one stage, 2500km bike race that starts in Dublin on the 17th of June (yes, yes, that’s only two and a half weeks away!) … Continue reading

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Broken Ankle

  So, a few months ago I broke my ankle. I was on a speedier ride then usual, rushing to get back to Glasgow, and stupidly chasing some cyclist up one of the hills south of Glasgow. As I descended … Continue reading

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Bikepacking advice from Ian Barrington

A few weeks ago, I met up with Ian Barrington, who is a keen bikepacker and long distance racer. Here are his bikepacking tips: 1. Ian and I are both very aware of how frustrating it can be when you … Continue reading

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