2016 Mileage


This year for the first time ever I entered a couple of sportives and so with it an increased mileage.  I was pleased to manage an extra 195.61 miles in comparison with 2015.

2017 brings new opportunity as always and the plan is to maintain lower weight and continue to use cycling as a way of staying healthy, both physically and mentally.

I hope it’s been a great year for you and wish you safe miles in 2017.  Thanks for continuing to visit the blog and I hope to see you on the road sometime.


  • Mileage –  546.25 miles / 879.1km
  • Ride Time – 36hrs 35mins
  • Ascent 3,565metres
  • Avg. Speed – 12.76mph / 20.54km/h
  • Avg. HR – 167bpm
  • Total Rides – 120

Weekly cycling review

Weekly Review

I’ve got back on the bike a lot more for commuting and getting to and from my various meetings leading to the following stats on my Garmin:

  • Count: 19 Activities
  • Distance: 21.69 mi
  • Time: 1:40:18 h:m:s
  • Elevation Gain: 527 ft
  • Avg Speed: 13.0 mph
  • Calories: 1,161 C

These are certainly not amazing stats, but it is has been a good step up for me this week, and helped me to lose 4 pounds which is always a good thing!

Garmin – The Edge

I love both this video and the product.  I’ve never owned a Garmin watch or bike computer, but the ability to connect to others rides and follow them is very enticing – I currently use the Endomondo app.  Granted, this video is about using The Edge for training purposes, but it could be pretty cool to follow the location of your perpetually late friends!  The trickle down potential or even just alternate application for this computer is great.

I’ve often thought of the ability to track cyclists or runners during a race, instead of getting text updates that are often late or inaccurate, and this usage of GPS basically makes it a reality.

The Edge 510 is priced at £250 and the 810 is at £380.  The corresponding mobile app will be available on the 10th.  Get all the specs at Garmin.