Monthly Archives: May 2013

Cyclotour du Léman

Sunday 26th May heralded the start of my 15 months of fund-raising.

5 am clock

The day began with a 4am wake up call, reminiscent of going on watch, which is exactly what I’ll be doing from September as I embark upon a race around the world on a 70 foot racing yacht.

Leaving home at 5am, the 10th Cyclotour du Léman then began in prompt Swiss fashion at 0630. Continue reading


Cycle training

Col du Chat

Col du Chat

Last weekend saw six of us climb just over 5000m including the infamous Col du Chat, renowned for a cheeky 10.1% over 10km. A good workout for the twice around Lake Geneva and the etape on the tour du France.

Aiming for 490km of cycling before tacking the 40,000 nautical mile circumnavigation has similarities. For a start, Continue reading

Crew Allocation

“Teamwork is the secret that makes common people achieve uncommon results.”
~ Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

With just one week to go until the big day. I have read and re read the skipper profiles. Some of them talk about how great it will be to build a winning team, the spirit of the people who take part in the Clipper adventure. And then there are Continue reading