Thunderbirds are nearly ready to go…….

With just over 3 weeks until I set off on my Thunderbird charity ride for dementia research my mind turns to perhaps doing a little bit of planning.  The principle of my ride is simple – 5 Capitals ( Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin, Cardiff and London) – in 4 days, involving 3 sleeps – on 2 …

One bike, two legs, 2,000+ miles and climbing to the top of Everest

With just over a week until the start of his Bike ride, Gavin Scott, Environment Manager reflects on this last six months of training and cake eating and the challenge ahead………….. Back in January of this year in a moment of utter madness I entered an endurance race  from London to Istanbul on a push bike , …

“We should probably go on a cycling holiday.”

I’ve just spent a great day cycling 36 miles in the sunshine. The ride consisted of: Factor 50 sun cream Sunglasses Cycling up No Man’s Lane (much easier on the way down) Two ice cream stops (Calypso and a Magnum) Two pub stops Cycling to Drum Hill (where I went on year seven school camp) …

Stupid transit van drivers and lost keys

Yesterday a friend showed me a new route which finishes right outside South Entrance on University Boulevard. It was via Attenborough Nature Reserve and Beeston Marina, much more scenic than the road route and a couple of miles extra (which is good as it was Cake Thursday at work). It made a nice change to …

Chain reaction

Sunday was the big one (for me). Six of us met at 2pm and cycled to The John Thompson Inn and Brewery at Ingleby, Derbyshire. I’d like to mention that several hours before this, Chris and a few others (in preparation for the Paris ride/stag do) cycled 35miles – hardcore. This was a really enjoyable …

Cycle-in

Debut cycle to work complete! I cycled with my good friend, colleague and running partner Kelly Newman, Corporate Marketing Manager here at Nottingham. We were kindly escorted by her husband Chris who’s a keen cyclist and winner of the Nottingham leg of Life Cycle in 2011. People seem much nicer on bike than by foot …

Brighten Up

Ucycle Project Officer, Briony Cheeseman, explains more about the Brighten Up campaign. Following on from September’s busy month with students coming back, October is turning out to be just as busy with around 200 Ucycle bikes being hired out to students – the third year of the hire scheme. But October also has additional importance as …