Training

Bike Europe 2: Some of the training log

Training Log & Planner

Saturday August 28th 2010, 11am

Attendance: 1 (Paul Clewett)     Route: The Swift – Wanstead – Ilford – Return      Distance: 14 miles     Average Speed: 12mph     Comments: good way to stretch the legs and slowly get back into cycling. Stupidly managed to get a puncture and not have a pump, phone or wallet.

(Bank Holiday) Monday August 30th 2010, 8.30am

Attendance: 4 (Paul, Simeon Burnett, Ola Ojuko, Ese Akpobi)     Route: The Swift – Stratford – Pudding Mill Lane: 2012 Olympic Stadium – Return via Greenway     Distance: 7 miles     Average Speed: 10mph     Comments: Introductory session to road bikes and road safety, one minor incident (Ola came off bike), but overall lots of progress and quick learning.

Learning outcomes: road safety, changing a tyre, inflating a tyre, adjusting seat position

Sunday September 5th 2010

London Sky Ride! Attendance: 7 (Paul, Simon Clewett, Daniel Crisp, Tim Bateman, Alex Okoampa, Earnest Agyemang, Godfreid Agyemang)     Route: The Swift – Tower Bridge – St James’ Park – Return     Distance: 19.22 miles     Average Speed: 9.3 mph     Comments: Nearly twenty miles which left a couple of the newcomers with cramp. It’s what we like to see though, hard work! Was an enjoyable event, the lack of cars allowing us to weave (kind of) safely in and out around London’s famous sights. Very crowded though, hence the low average speed.

Saturday September 11th 2010

Attendance: 7 (Paul, Tim, Andan Anderson, Naomi Clewett, Clive Furness, Rhys Ford, Matthew Burnett)     Route: The Swift – Canning Town – Docks – LCY Airport – Beckton – Return     Distance: 10.3 miles     Average Speed: 15.6 mph     Comments: This ride familarised a lot of the leadership with a good beginners / speed route. A 10 mile loop around the docks that can be doubled for fitter riders.

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