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  1. 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 »

  2. 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 »

  3. Southern Uplands Audax

    Bucket list, do a 400km Audax. Saturday (12th August) was the day to get it ticked off. 3:30am my alarm went off, but I hadn’t slept much, probably a couple of hours at most - thinking about the day ahead, had I got everything I’d need, would my light batteries be sufficient… Quick shower, first breakfast; a peanut bagel and yogurt with muesli, everything in the car and on the… continue reading »

  4. Big MS 200 ride

    I’m riding the Tour of the Highlands in May raising funds for the MS Society. I kicked it all off with a route-art ride in the shape of the letters MS - 103 miles in October. Now I fancy giving a similar route another go, hopefully with a few folk joining me - this time 200 miles. Updates 14th April - We're all good for tomorrow :) Weather looking ok. Due to set off from St Andrews Westport… continue reading »

  5. Cycling Bealach na Bà 2017 for MS

    Saturday 2nd September I’m cycling the UK’s biggest climb Bealach na Bà raising money for the MS Society. And all being well on Sunday 3rd, I’ll cycle it in the opposite direction - Bealach both ways! Bealach na Bà is the UK’s biggest climb at 2,053ft. It achieves that in around 6 miles from Tornapress to Applecross in the Scottish Highlands. In the opposite… continue reading »

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From my photos…

  1. Giant road bike next to the Bealach na Ba road sign at Tornapress
  2. Road bicycle with red bar tape and handlebar bag with route map and notes
  3. Cycling Audax ride notes, map and direction cues
  4. View northwards of the Forth road and rail bridges from the road bridge in the crisp morning sun


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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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