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2020 Grand Depart Classic Nice for PCUK

2020 Grand Depart Classic Nice for PCUK

For the third time, I am doing the Grand Départ in Nice for Prostate Cancer UK.  The 1st stage of the Tour de France in 2020 is an undulating out-and-back race in Nice, involving three loops totalling 170km. The Grand Départ of the Tour de France 2020 will mark the...
2019 Grand Depart Classic Belgium for PCUK

2019 Grand Depart Classic Belgium for PCUK

After raising over £6500 for Prostate Cancer UK doing the 2018 First Stage of the Tour de France and various activities with the local pool league I am taking part in the Tour de France first stage AGAIN in 2019 in Belgium. That’s 192 km in 1 day,...
I did it, 8 hours of hell, but done

I did it, 8 hours of hell, but done

221 superstars raising over a quarter of a million pounds for Prostate Cancer against a brutal headwind that never relented. Beat that Team Sky!! over £4000 donated to Prostate Cancer UK ! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnsgranddepart thanks John...
New Bike, New Helmet, New Pants

New Bike, New Helmet, New Pants

New bike, new helmet, new shorts, 17 days to fo 20 days to go and my weapon of choice has arrived for the grand depart Any donation helps Prostate Cancer UK or sharing this would really help me get some donations too! thanks John...
Polka Dot King of the Mountains Shirt

Polka Dot King of the Mountains Shirt

Message from Prostate Cancer UK Unbelievable scenes here at Prostate Cancer UK HQ as we reanalysed the late drama on Sunday in the race for the polka dot jersey. Congratulations to John Corner who made a last-minute attack to finish 1st at the top of the mountain,...
Exclusive Prostate Cancer Cycle Shirt

Exclusive Prostate Cancer Cycle Shirt

I thought I was getting this new and exclusive club Prostate Cancer UK cycling shirt for those that raise double the minimum sponsorship target (£2000) but possibly not…   More details soon…  ...
Busy Weekend, Charity Ride Test & Cleveland Way

Busy Weekend, Charity Ride Test & Cleveland Way

A busy weekend and the clocks went forward for lighter nights and more training! First was a 32 mile route on the bike from Stokesley and included very steep incline to Clay Bank through the forest track to the car park. Its the Stokesley charity annual bike ride...
Curried Savoy Cabbage Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms

Curried Savoy Cabbage Soup with Sautéed Mushrooms

Seriously good soup, easy to make, the mushrooms added to the top at the end really are a great addition, recommend! (Serves 4 – time to cook 40minutes) Ingredients 300 g savoy cabbage 1 medium onion 8 sprigs thyme 1 medium potato 30g butter (30g) 1 tablespoon...
Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

My Own…Personal…Trainer… Sorry for The Depeche Mode pun, but ya know… So last night I met up with Andy Hargate, a personal trainer at the Zest Gym in Stokesley. After a weigh-in, chat and goal conversation, looking at my training on the...
Sensors a go-go

Sensors a go-go

After messing about getting on and off my bike during some Zwift testing, my sensors are finally working on the CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer and cadence and speed sensors, added an Aldi yoga mat which was much cheaper than an official turbo training mat. Just in time for...
2018 Grand Depart Route

2018 Grand Depart Route

The first stage of the 2018 Tour de France is a flat one, totalling 195km. The Passage du Gois is one of the rare road paths to be entirely covered by the sea at high tide… but that tide is nice enough to move away and welcome, from time to time, the riders of the...
Last Ride Out This Year

Last Ride Out This Year

Managed 2 rides of nearly 30 miles in 3 days, second easier than the first, both rides are the furthest I have gone in 2017 in a single ride, long way to go, got to start taking this training seriously if I have any chance of doing 195 km in 1 day. Cold training with...
Training Update

Training Update

Before today, my combined rides this year were LESS than the 12 hour 122 mile first stage of the Tour de France that I have challenged myself to complete in less than 12 hours in June next year. ( 1 week before the pro’s do it ) That’s a bit of a shock and...
New 2018 Cycling Top

New 2018 Cycling Top

NEW 2018 cycling top arrived for the first stage of the Tour De France a massive 195 km in 1 day for Prostate Cancer UK Any donation helps Prostate Cancer UK or sharing this would really help me get some donations too! thanks John x
Grand Depart 2018

Grand Depart 2018

I’m taking part in the Grand Depart Classic, riding the whole of the first road stage of the 2018 Tour de France, the week before the pros. That’s 195 km in 1 day, a massive challenge as the most I have rode is 150 km when I was 20 years old! I’ve signed up to...
Well I Have Signed Up

Well I Have Signed Up

Well I have signed up #challengeofalifetime #tourdefrance The Grand Depart Classic is my opportunity to cycle the first stage of the 2018 Tour de France ahead of the pros. Taking place in the Vendée region of western France, this four day event (one day riding) is my...