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Earlier this year, I took a 620 mile trip down the west coast of the USA with a group from Cry in the Dark & Indigo Volunteers. The weather was hot (on the most part) and the breezes were most welcome after hot climbs through The Big Sur. You can read more here. We cycled through early morning mists as the…

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This past weekend I travelled up to Mundesley in Norfolk to see the parents who had been holidaying for a week. I woke up early on Saturday morning and wandered down to the nearby beach. There's something very serene about walking by the waves as the sun peaks over the horizon.    

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I had the privilege to join Cry in the Dark in Romania once again this Summer and support some of the work the charity does to help local communities in the country. Whilst it's only a week, it's quite amazing what impact the team's work had over such a short period of time. It sounds corny, but a group of ordinary…

Distance: 62.2 miles    Elevation gain: 2,837 feet Elevation in the ride: So here it is, the beginning of the end. As I'm writing this post, it is fairly obvious to say that we have all completed the ride; 620 miles later, writing this on the plane back from San Diego to London Heathrow. I will be taking some time…

Santa Monica to Laguna Beach Distance: 76.3 miles     Elevation: 2,569 feet Elevation in the ride: As we start to near the end of the trip; everyone reflects on what were the most challenging days over the past week. Clearly day 3 was an epic cycle through the mountains of The Big Sur in the sweltering Californian sunshine, and…

Distance: 93.4 miles      Elevation: 1,948 feet Elevation in the ride: We started day 5 off with a quick bike maintenance session as everyone got their bikes cleaned up from the mess which was day 4. I say quick, but what was meant to be a 15/20 minutes job turned into a full hour of getting our bikes not…

Distance: 103.5 miles    Elevation: 5,320 feet Elevation in the ride: Day 4 was brutal; absolutely brutal. We started off knowing that the day was going to be tough, we'd just done day 3 which had a lot of climbs and we were aching. We also knew that it was going to be raining pretty much all day. Both of…

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Big Sur to Pismo Beach Distance: 116 miles    Elevation: 8,208 feet Elevation in the ride: Day three was pretty magical; we climbed over 8,000 feet through some insane mountain ranges, alongside some insane coastal views and totalled 116 miles - the most I've ever ridden in a day! The start of the day was a little chilly as we climbed…

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Distance: 96.4 miles     Elevation Gain: 5,785 feet Elevation in the ride: It's finally here; the first day of cycling. I was so excited to hit the road and get cycling in California after arriving the previous day. Day one started off in San Francisco with a gorgeous view of the Golden Gate Bridge, finishing in a rural town called Watsonville…

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