Thursday 27th April 2017 Business - La Fabrica Coffee Works & Cycle Cafe Service - Coffee & food What they did well - In a word, everything! La Fabrica is a coffee shop (but it's SO much more than that!) in Girona, Spain. It's the brainchild of former professional cyclist Christian Meier and his wife Amber, an enclave for the many English-speaking … Continue reading Daily(ish) CX Review – La Fabrica, Girona, Spain
I bought my first proper road bike back in Spring 2005. Within 6 months I would do my first road race, and in the following 10 years bike racing became a huge part of my life. It's a sport that demands commitment - if you're going to race, you need to put the training effort … Continue reading My Addiction
It's been an interesting few days and I've been reflecting on their relevance to what we do in business. Let me explain. On Saturday evening, I attended the University of Dundee's Christmas Lecture. This year's speaker was Dr Niall Elliot, Chief Medical Officer to Team GB at the last couple of Olympic Games and Head … Continue reading Who’s in your corner?
I went out on my 'cross bike for a recovery ride this morning, just 90 minutes around the local lanes and dirt paths. I love getting off road and really enjoyed racing 'cross back in the winter of 2013. As I was out this morning it occurred to me that my last big race of … Continue reading A wee bit of ‘cross
I can't believe that it's now four weeks since we were in Lanzarote at training camp! After a few days of rest & recovery, it was back onto the training plan and Gary was increasing the intensity. Before Lanza it had been a block of tempo work, and most of the sessions I did out … Continue reading Building up nicely
The weather improved for the better after Sunday. It was wall-to-wall sunshine for the rest of the camp. Our rest day was an easy spin down to the Marina for coffee & cake, then back to the villa. I spent the rest of the day lying by the pool, stretching & snoozing. Lovely. The first … Continue reading Training Camp – block two
I can't believe how quickly the first 3 days of our training camp here in Lanzarote have gone! It's been a hard block. Day 1 was a 4 hour ride with a threshold effort up the climb at Tabayesco; Day 2 was 5 hours which included 2 x 40 min tempo efforts in small groups … Continue reading Training Camp – block one
So, I did my first cyclocross race at the weekend and it was everything I thought it would be and more! I arrived nice & early, in fact a couple of hours before my race - I wanted to soak in the atmosphere. After parking, I wandered down to sign on & found myself in … Continue reading Splosh at the Tosh!
For the first time since 2010 I'm genuinely excited about a bike race. In 2010 I beat all the goals I'd ever set myself on the bike. Since then I've been floating around, trying different things, hoping to find a new challenge to motivate me. I'm competitive, and I like to keep fit, so having … Continue reading Cross Baby!