Travelling, Training and Touring

This last week has been a great one. I've been in the Treviso region of Italy with the Wiggle Honda team; photographing, interviewing and getting to know the athletes, so that we can create more great content from them for the Wiggle site over the coming months.

I spent the week at the Castel Brando hotel with the team, alongside our Wiggle photographer Gus Farmer. It was a really enjoyable experience; Team Wiggle Honda is a really inspirational group of people, and it was a pleasure to be in their company for a few days.

To find out a bit more about what we did each day at the camp, check out this blog on the Wiggle site: 'Dispatches from the Wiggle Honda Training Camp' (Link).

I arrived back in the UK yesterday evening, and was itching to get out on the bike. Despite a week in the stunning Italian Dolomites, watching cycling every day, I unfortunately didn't manage to get a ride in. A week is a long time for me to go without riding!

So, back on the Isle of Wight and with some good weather, I decided it was time to get some long hours in the saddle. It turned into a century day, with a challenging headwind at times, and plenty of sunshine (Strava details below).

Training as a whole seems to be going well, and a week off probably did me a bit of good to be honest. I have two focus points this season; racing and long sportive rides (including the Wiggle Dragon Ride), so my time on the bike is reflecting this. April will be when things really start getting knocked into gear for racing.

'Touring' features in the title of this post because the trip to the Dolomites really made me yearn to go on another touring trip in the mountains. Here's a look at the Provisional Route (Link) for this year's tour. Time to get the wheels rolling...

Today's Ride:

Some photos from the Wiggle Honda Camp:


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