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  1. The road to Paris-Brest-Paris

    Once every four years the big audax rides come round the last Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) was 2015, and London-Edinburgh-London (LEL) 2017. I hadn’t found audax in time for the 2017 LEL but 2019 PBP was something I’d had half an eye on. July last year I tested the waters with Mille Pennies [1, 2, 3, 4] a 1000km event. It was tough as heck, but damn rewarding. I hadn’t been completely… continue reading »

  2. Audaxing 2018

    In 2017 I participated in my first audax event and grew to love them. 2018 I want to explore new roads and routes, and get the distance out ever longer. Here I'm going to post my audax ride notes and odd photos, check my Strava profile for blow-by-blow rides. Forth & Tay 200 5th March - Postponed due to snow. 18th March - Cancelled due to snow. It'll now be run as a DIY event - so I'll pick… continue reading »

  3. Paris Marathon 2018

    Running. I did a bit at school, was ok at the cross country, and enjoyed it a bit - I mean who really enjoys school cross country? Next time I put on a pair of running shoes was when I had the idea of doing a duathlon just over a year ago. It was ok, but I kept picking up a niggle of some description. This winter I entered the same duathlon series, but also a half marathon to get me going in preporation.… continue reading »

  4. 2017 Festive 500

    December and the close of another year, 9,000 miles clocked on the bike but no chance to hit the big 10k. I wondered how to sign off the year and the Rapha Festive 500 popped on to my timeline. Hmm. In previous years I’d been injured or away, but this year it might just work. 24th December - 178/500 Away visiting family (sans bike) 5 of the 8 days meant big up front miles. That was the plan… continue reading »

  5. Bealach Mor 2017 for MS

    Finally after the false start of Tour of the Highlands (I broke my collar bone three weeks before) it was time to tackle my ride for MS, the big one, Bealach Mor sportive with the Bealach na Bà climb. Full details on the build up to this is in my earlier blog post. We drove up to Archintraid after work on Friday night, arriving at the cottage we’d booked, in the darkness. Single track… continue reading »

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From my photos…

  1. Running kit laid out for the 2018 Paris Marathon
  2. Giant road bike next to the Bealach na Ba road sign at Tornapress
  3. Road bicycle with red bar tape and handlebar bag with route map and notes
  4. Cycling Audax ride notes, map and direction cues


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About me

This is the online home of Richard Sanderson a web developing, dog loving F1 fan.

An English expat he hollars from the quaint Scottish town of St. Andrews, but formerly the far less glamorous—but equally sea-sidey—Hartlepool

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