Stubborn & Determined

My cycling adventure; the journey from watching, to doing. Oh and some other adventures too.

About Me

I want to be the best I can be

I’m 48. 167cm. 57kgs. Scottish. I’m pretty ordinary.

But I compete. Every day. With myself. I push that little bit harder. Hurt that little bit more. Sleep that little bit less. Eat that little bit healthier. Small wins accumulate to big wins and I’m all over that.

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…if you, like me, enjoy the sport

I’m a novice rider, but everyone was once. I enjoy doing it. Watching it. Talking about it. Reading about it. Learning about it. It’s great fun, cheap(ish) and it keeps me fit. What. Is. Not. To. Like?

…if you think you are too old to start

You are never too old to be the person you want to be. I read once that its not about climbing the whole staircase, its about taking the first step. Something like that anyway. But. It. Is. So. True. Go for it.

…if you can smile in the crazy face of life

This crazy thing called life throws us some helluva challenges. If you can smile, maybe even laugh in the face of them; not take it all too seriously; Maybe. You. And. I. Can. Be. Friends.


by some inspirational humans

You are one ride away from a good mood.

Sarah Bentley

A bicycle ride round the world begins with a single pedal stroke.

Scott Stoll


Latest Posts

Humble Hobby

I’ve never really been much of a hobby’s person.  I mean, I’ve had periods of going to the gym.  Hillwalking. Arts and crafts. That type of thing.  But never really a hobby and never something I’ve stuck with.  To be brutally honest, I’ve always considered socialising a hobby.  I did it a lot. Nurtured it.  Evenings out. Weekends away. Saturday lunches. MeContinue reading “Humble Hobby”

Temporary? Yes it is.

So here I am, 587 days into my alcohol-free journey. I don’t think about alcohol anymore.  Alcohol is not (and never was) part of my DNA.  I don’t crave it.  I don’t miss it. I don’t need it.  Nada. Nothing.  It is one of society’s great failings coupled with an absolute travesty that anyone thinksContinue reading “Temporary? Yes it is.”

Chastising Challenges

Does anyone else find Strava challenges addictive? I am constantly searching for the next one. Constantly checking my progress.  My latest conquest is 800km in February. Why on earth did I choose the month of the year with the least number of days?! Anyway it’s done now. I’ve signed up. So complete it I will. Continue reading “Chastising Challenges”

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If you want to get in touch and share your experiences that would be great. Please contact me.


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