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Thursday, 19 April 2012

Added Easter Bonus

Of course, we mustn't forget the brilliant World Track Cycling Championships from Melbourne.  So exciting, watching Laura Trott, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Ben Swift, Jason Kenny and the sprint and pursuit teams

Quite cool and composed

Getting nervous

Very excited

Easter Holidays - Week Two

Easter Holidays Week Two was much more what the team had expected but with an unexpected bonus.  Jake met up with some of his distant cousins who live in Spain and made a fantastic job of cooking a birthday cake for Hugo who was 11 on the day they visited.
Jake, Javi and Hugo

The week had started with Nic and Jake doing an 8.5 mile Time Trial to push themselves as hard as possible and they averaged nearly 14 miles an hour - not too bad.  The visit from their family was a lovely day of relaxation.

Thursday part one and part two was a 43 mile bike ride through the Vale of Evesham, into Warwickshire and back via Pershore.  It was a good test, cycled quite late in the day but getting miles under their belts.

This ride was in preparation for the Evesham Blossom Trail Bikeaway, a 50 mile bike ride raising funds for the local St. John's Ambulance Brigade.

After a warm-up like that it should be no surprise that Jake was more than happy to bash a bit of wood to make fire kindling for Philip.

Sunday came and the team set off and achieved the 50 miles with some useful hills thrown in.  All in all a very positive training week.Blossom Trail Route

Easter Holiday - Week One

We haven't been very chatty lately but there's been a lot going on!

Easter holidays.  Jake was ill for the first week so we stuck to low level rides at the beginning and went to see 'The Pirates! In an adventure with Scientists' - which was just brilliant - can't wait to see it again to see how much we missed first time round.

By the end of the first week Jake was on the mend so the team set off for a good 30 miler which did not start well - 2 miles in and Jake had a flat tyre, back we pedalled and off with the road tyres on with the cyclo-cross tyres.  Nic then proceeded to take the team on a magical mystery tour of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire countryside - the lowlands of both  click here to find out where we went..
Jake keeping Philip firmly in his place.

BikewithJake even negotiated long, long straight roads, level crossings and an interesting twisty bit through Ashchurch to link up with the road home.