Leisure Reports

It’s 5:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning in late April. The Merry Ploughboy’s a re-assuring presence on the mountain as it first comes into view. In its streetlights I make out Storm Hannah’s detritus: Felled branches dancing in its gusts, floodwaters latticing the road....

"Me and big mouth! I had told everyone about this stupid climb in Colombia and now I am so sorry. There was no going back or quitting now - only forward! The longest climb on earth seemed like a great idea when I booked it, in reality it was the worst day of my life! 80 kilometers of sheer stupidity, what was I thinking?"

Read on to find out how Sinead Kennedy got on on her epic day of climbing.....

It started with a chat on a Saturday spin. Simon floated the question – “would you be on for a trip to the Alps after the Summer?” Tuesday 18th September: Chris, Guy, Ian, Joe, Nick & Simon took a 7am Aer Lingus flight to Lyon. By mid afternoon they were on a gentle 20km spin to check out their full carbon rental bikes and ready themselves for the climbs!

Luke GJ takes you on holiday to the Dolomites with a rag-tag bunch of Orwellians. Here is his day by day diary of his adventures up hill and down dale.
Would his Patellar Tendons live to tell the tale? Spoiler Alert: Barely.
It’s another monster report, with a Podcast for those without the time to read.

Never one to shy from a challenge, Sinead Kennedy and Michael Staines headed off to France a few weeks ago to conquer The Bald Giant - Mount Ventoux - from all three sides in one day. It's definitely a bucket list event! Find out how they got on....