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Row, row, row your boat... Gently down the Thames??

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Since we've been promised a few weeks of temperate weather, here's three places to row a boat in London. You don't have to BYOB (bring your own boat) - simply gather your friends, book it and turn up...read the rest



Skiing? In August? In LONDON???

Wednesday 14th of August 2013

Cross-country skiing: Pippa Middleton's doing it, James Cracknell's done it and Ben Fogle joined in. Now, forgive the shameless name-plugging to get your attention, but see things from my point of vi...read the rest



Free London: A two-wheeled weekend

Friday 2nd of August 2013

Before I get told off for this blog being all about cycling (I'm an interesting person! I do other sports too!), I'm going to squeeze in one more bike-related post.

If you're stuck for something t...read the rest



Will Cycle For Cake: Sign up now!

Thursday 11th of July 2013

Any cycle club members out there will know that a bike ride is a marvellous reason to eat cake, at least twice weekly, with friends. Show me a cycle club that doesn't stop for tea and cake, and I wil...read the rest




Greenwich Park: The Start of an Adventure

Tuesday 25th of June 2013

Greenwich Park, midday, 30th June 2013. For most of us, it's just your average lazy Sunday. For James Ketchell, the date, the time and the Greenwich Meridian Line will mark the beginning of an epic ...read the rest



Sporty Parks #2: The Olympic Park Sneak Preview...

Tuesday 18th of June 2013

Firstly, an apology for my comments made in my last blog post. "The weather's great but I don't want to jinx it" said I, without properly understanding the consequences of my actions. And now, fello...read the rest



Sporty Parks #1: Swimming, Cycling and Running

Wednesday 5th of June 2013

It's June, it's a summer of sorts (the weather's great but I don't want to jinx it) and the evenings are long. Time to raise the heart rate al fresco by heading to your nearest park.

Throughout Ju...read the rest



Talisker Atlantic Rowing Challenge: Think you can row an ocean?

Tuesday 28th of May 2013

Every year, an armada of nutters sets off to row the Atlantic in titchy boats. The voyage from the Canary Islands to Antigua takes months to complete and the crossing is entirely self-supported: huge...read the rest



Food + Exercise + Instagram

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Put your hands up if you've ever instagrammed a picture of your food. If you answered no and you're not a total Instagram virgin then I'm afraid I don't believe you.

Call them ubiquitous, ridicu...read the rest



Three reasons for not exercising... And Spogo

Thursday 9th of May 2013

The weather's warming up (yes, I'm ever the optimist) which removes one of those excuses I sometimes drum up for not exercising.

Another of my anti-exercise excuses - I'm giving all my secrets to...read the rest



Sport, meet Art.

Friday 26th of April 2013

I visited the Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival at Somerset House last night. I skipped my spin class and swim training to go, but it was certainly worth it for the doodle tombola, face-stamp challeng...read the rest



This Sunday, fancy a cycle?

Thursday 25th of April 2013

We've signed up to the Orchid Cycle 70-mile London (well, Crystal Palace) to Hastings ride on Sunday. I've not built up the mileage this winter due to the shocking weather and many, many other reason...read the rest



Like running? Check out the London Marathon Expo

Friday 19th of April 2013

If you're not signed up to Sunday's Marathon and you happen to like running, then did you know you can visit the Expo at the Excel Centre for the four days leading up to the race? And it's free?

F...read the rest



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