About Nicole

Cyclist - on/off road but more off than on these days

Distance travelled

413 mi

Time in motion

41:37 h

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  1. Nicole went cycling.

    July 4, 2021

    7.38 mi
    7.1 mph
    1,025 ft
    975 ft
  2. Nicole and Jen went gravel riding.

    May 1, 2021

    29.0 mi
    11.9 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Djl, A Cycling Journey and 2 others like this.
  3. Nicole went for a hike.

    April 15, 2021

    6.43 mi
    3.2 mph
    650 ft
    625 ft
    A Cycling Journey, MLK and 12 others like this.
    1. Mark

      Above kinloch

      • April 24, 2021

  4. Paul and Nicole planned a mountain bike ride.

    October 11, 2020

    42.8 mi
    8.6 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
  5. Nicole and 2 others went mountain biking.

    September 29, 2020

    22.8 mi
    10.1 mph
    975 ft
    925 ft
    marc clish, Betty and 14 others like this.

      That is a first, sounds amazing!

      • October 1, 2020

  6. Nicole and Paul went mountain biking.

    September 27, 2020

    27.3 mi
    10.2 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,325 ft
    Oggsmith, MLK and 9 others like this.
    1. Nicole

      We didn't have a lot of time today but this route made up for it - so many highlights and the trails are running perfectly. My CX bike was very happy going over all of this ground and kept up with Paul's MTB, I even had a few glory moments on the hills (probably because Paul did a 3hr MTB race yesterday). The gravel road through Hampden House is beautiful and the bridelway section that follows Coombe Hill but misses out the summit is one of my favourite tracks in the area with just enough techie bits and a gradient that doesn't make me grind to a halt with my CX gearing. There's also the lovely Buckmoore End farmshop at the end of this trail opposite Chequers. There's so much trail magic around here and it's looking splenid as the leaves start to change colour. We swapped our usual icecream stop for a hot chocolate at Rumsey's, if you're dairy free like me ask for the one made with their dark chocolate button's melted and dairy free milk. Yummy :)

      • September 27, 2020

  7. Nicole and 2 others went gravel riding.

    September 15, 2020

    27.8 mi
    11.1 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,225 ft
    Jen, Ross Thomson and 15 others like this.
    1. Nicole

      Bikes ready, cycling kit on, and we took the kids to school. They might get a bit embarrassed about the lycra, but it was worth it for a flying ride around the beautiful gravel roads of Sundon Hills. We had enough time for a quick stop on the way back for a yummy ice cream milkshake at the Shack Cafe before the pickup bell. This route is stunning with open fields, long gravel paths, short sharp climbs and big views. It follows sections of the Icknield Way and the beautiful Butterfly trail that has an abundance of wildlife, especially in the summer months around July. It rides best in the drier weather; these trails get very techie and boggy when it's wet.

      • September 16, 2020

  8. Nicole and Paul went for a hike.

    August 31, 2020

    6.10 mi
    3.1 mph
    125 ft
    125 ft
  9. Nicole went mountain biking.

    August 30, 2020

    32.6 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,350 ft
    1,250 ft
    MLK, Joker99 and 4 others like this.
    1. Nicole

      We had a blast but I don’t recommend you follow this route lol The bridleway from Weedon to Rowsham starts with a muddy field with no track. There’s a better path around the edge of the field but the farmer has clear signs saying you must go through the mud, down the middle and there’s weird white sheets that look like ghosts hanging from the trees to scare you off from riding along the better path, it’s spooky 👻 The section after the mud is a thick clay bog, Paul tried to ride this on his MTB and after less than a minute his wheel was clogged with mud and wouldn’t rotate. We finally found a lovely section that was rideable and sticks to remove the mud from our shoes and puddles to bike wash, one was a lot deeper than expected and I ended up getting a wash too. It was exhausting and hilarious but I really would recommend you take the road and continue along to the beautiful gravel around Mentmore. We had to bail and come back along the canal because it was getting late. We’ll ride this one again another day without the swamp bog with ghosts.

      • August 31, 2020

  10. Nicole and Paul went mountain biking.

    August 23, 2020

    36.2 mi
    11.5 mph
    1,650 ft
    1,475 ft
    1. Nicole

      This route headed in a different direction to where we usually ride, this is North Bucks. The route was mostly exposed, it followed quite a lot of tarmac along the Chilterns Cycleway so is suitable for MTBs and CX riders. We found some really interesting off-road Bridleways to liven it up, Quainton Hill with the mast is quite steep and favours an MTB. The Chilterns Cycleway (tarmac) goes through pretty, scenic villages but also chucked us a punchy 10% climb too. The Bridleways around Waddeson towards theend of the route are stunning with overgrown wildflower fields and lots of interesting architecture to take your mind off your legs. We took a picnic and found a nice sheltered spot in some woods to stop and eat, didn't spot any cafes along the way. There was a lot of stopping to open and close gates.

      • August 24, 2020

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