Category Archives: Sport

Road cycling, check.

I’ve been training since April, riding tens of miles most weekends, and it paid off. I managed to cycle all the way to the Suffolk coast, I did the Dunwich Dynamo! Five flat tyres was pretty unlucky though! Maybe I should try again next year and try and beat my time?

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The Challenge

Like lots of people, I got a little bit obsessed with the Olympics this summer. I spent hours in front of the telly, watching athletics, swimming and cycling.

I also discovered a passion for sports that previously I would have just fallen asleep in front of. Think archery, judo, equestrian events. Never before have I watched and enjoyed so much show jumping! It got me thinking. How do people get into these sports? Where does one discover a talent for riding a bike around a slope-y track, or jumping over a 6m bar using a bendy pole?

The Challenge is this: before the Rio Olympics in 2016, I will try my hand at every London 2012 Olympic sport and I will try these sports at facilities that are local and accessible. Simple!

This blog will be where I post all my successes and failures (and I’m sure there’ll be a few of those!). I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy doing!