Thanks for joining me! I have been riding for a few years now and slowly riding longer and longer distances. This is my first attempt at a blog so please bear with me as I learn the ropes! Please find my blogs below as they appear.
May the road rise up to meet you – May the wind be always at your back.
Published by Rob Packham
Hello. I started cycling in late 2012, aged 63, with the intention of gaining a little fitness and losing weight. I slowly extended the rides with Lands End to John O'Groats in 2013 the first long one. Each year produced new challenges with local Sportives and trips to France for a couple of Etape du Tours and Tour du Mont Blanc. Every winter we headed to Morocco for a couple of months in the Campervan. A beautiful warm winter training ground for biking.
My first real ultra distance ride, apart from LEJOG, was the 2017 London Edinburgh London. I warmed up for that with my third Ride Trafalgar Way and went for the Colossus ride of 500km from Falmouth to London within 24hrs. I have raced in five Bikingman Races over recent years, Corsica, Taiwan, Oman, Inca Divide and Portugal. Completed the TransAtlantic Way in Ireland twice and Bikepacking adventures in the Taunus Hills of Germany, in Morocco, France and New Zealand.
I live on the Isle of Wight and ride with the West Wight Wheelers - a great group of mates.
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