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WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

WCR Day 5: Lost in Luxembourg

I was a little late getting on the road this morning after struggling to get out of bed in Luxembourg. My legs were beginning to get really tired and took an hour this morning to reprogram my Garmin for the day ahead. I set off […]

Week 15: Birthday Bumps

Week 15: Birthday Bumps

With my birthday falling over the weekend, I wasn’t planning on foregoing some cake on the day, but knew that I needed to behave myself over the remainder of the week to ensure I wouldn’t have gained weight over the course of the rest of […]

WCR Day 4: Birthday in Belgium

WCR Day 4: Birthday in Belgium

Waking in yet another strange bedroom, it took a moment to realise where I was, Belgium, on what was my 33rd birthday. The two girls were sleeping in the double bed on the other side of the ridiculously large room as I saw it was […]

WCR Day 3: Crippled in the Capital

WCR Day 3: Crippled in the Capital

As I scoffed my breakfast at around 6:30am still half asleep, some of the revellers from the previous night’s festivities in the town of Aalst were only coming back to the hotel. They inhaled a breakfast and then dressed in various costumes, that I can […]

WCR Day 2: Crossing Borders

WCR Day 2: Crossing Borders

My alarm sounded like a shotgun going off inches from my head. I checked the time, 6:27 am. less than four hours sleep. I could see the sky was still pitch black through the small window high on the wall to my right hand side […]

WCR Day 1: Leaving London

WCR Day 1: Leaving London

I woke early in the Crown Moran Hotel, my hosts in London. Tommy Moran, the general manager of the hotel had invited myself, Louise and Sara the two girls who made up my support team to a posh fundraiser the previous evening in a city centre […]

Why I Decided To Pedal The Planet

Why I Decided To Pedal The Planet

“Why?” Three letters which form possibly the most important word in our entire world. As well as being the favourite word for most infants it’s the reason behind virtually every discovery ever made. How many apples had fallen from trees before Darwin asked ‘Why?’, how […]

Week 14: One Simple Question

Week 14: One Simple Question

It’s been a struggle to get out exercising the last few weeks, between a general lethargy and being busy with a few other projects, I’ve been very negligent about getting my body moving. Funnily enough that doesn’t seem to have made a massive difference to […]

Week 13: It’s About How Hard You Can Get Hit And Keep Moving Forward

Week 13: It’s About How Hard You Can Get Hit And Keep Moving Forward

After last week’s blip on my weight loss plan, I needed a big week this week. The road to losing 100 pounds had been relatively smooth for the vast bulk of the three months gone so far. Week on week I was slightly lighter than […]

Week 12: My First Setback

Week 12: My First Setback

Let’s start with the simple truth, this week wasn’t good for me. I fell completely off the wagon, a mid week trip to Dublin for work had me munching my way to, through and from the capital. My old habit of snacking while driving came […]