Hola! Before I get too swept up in Colombia life (more on that in a couple of weeks), the fruits of my week long trip to the Dolomites are ready. My memories have been converted into tangible, viewable, readable matter: Fun little video of the sights I saw doing the things I do Travel review with the finer details for Evening Standard Online Photo updates on social media Click on the pictures to see the memories with your own eyes. Watch the video Read the article Last but not least,…read more
Challenge: A tour of London’s climbing walls by bike. 52 bouldering climbs, 7 climbing centres, 52km cycling, 1 day Details: One of the toughest challenges, starting at 08.45am at the Westway in Fulham, we only finished the final climb just in time for the closing time at the Reach in Greenwich. The wall crawl is a feat in time management and map reading so make sure someone in your group is responsible for time, and perhaps another for map reading. We bouldered rather than climbed at each wall. See the full itinerary below….read more
Challenge: Alpe d’Huez triathlon. Swim: 1.2km, Cycle: 30km; Run 7km (the short option). The long option is: Details: Stunning scenery with a 14km mountain climb from 770m up to 1850m Alpe D’Huez summit with 21 hair pin bends. Several choices on distances, and a duathlon (just cycle and run) option. Race website. Read here for a blog giving the full low down on the long distance race. Where? Alpe d’Huez, France When? July/ August – Race website Transport? : We travelled with our bikes on the Eurostar from St Pancras to…read more
Challenge: Llandudno Olympic Sea Triathlon (1.5km swim, 36km cycle, 10km run). Race website Details: A standard and sprint triathlon incorporating the thrill of a sea swim, and a challenging cycle section on mainly closed roads around the Great Orme with its glorious vista over the North Wales Coast. The run route goes out along the Victorian Promenade and then over the Little Orme to Penrhyn Bay. Turn around, then run back over the Little Orme and along the promenade with a sea breeze to cool you to the finish!…read more
Challenge: 5km swim in Dorney Lake Details: Five distances to choose from: 750m, 1.5km, 3km, 5km and 10km, the iconic swimmer’s marathon. Dorney Lake, with its clear water, accurate marker points and clear lines of sight provides a great place to take on your first open water swim or go for a great time in one of the longer distances. Open water swim tips. Where? Dorney Lake near Windsor & Eton, SL4 6QP. Transport? Trains from London Paddington to Taplow take 30 minutes, then 10-15 min taxi/ cycle from the station….read more
Challenge: Mogul until I can mogul no more Details: In Meribel skiing so will find either the biggest mogul field in the area and will not give up until I get down it without stopping.