My interest and love for cycling began approximately six years ago when I was introduced to cycling by a friend. I practiced cycling and improve my ability to cycle long distances by cycling along canal towpaths - the safety and scenic attractions were compelling. After a few years, I migrated from using a touring bike to using a road bike and joined a few "road cycle" friends on more ambitious rides. My most ambitious ride of the year became the BHF " London to Brighton". I completed a few of these and this set my "target fitness". This annual ride also served the purpose of reminding me if I was getting fitter or not.
Although I have used my road bike several times at the Hern Hill Stadium under instruction to improve my skill and confidence at riding fast, close to and in a group, I am far from being an "elite" cyclist and would better describe myself as a "social" rider who aims to improve his "endurance" and road group riding skills and look forward to meeting like-minded cyclists. With a view to taking on long-distance "challenges". If anyone reading this profile wishes to or is looking to take on the challenge of riding to Paris, please get in touch. I hope the Islington C C will help me to gain the confidence and fitness to take on this challenge in 2020
In recent years I have been on the lookout for a cycling club that has regular events of varying abilities - not only on weekends but also during the week. The Islington C C has come to the fore because it has the variety and well documented weekly rides from which I can make a choice.