Ride the Senses 6Points Mallorca in October 2020!

October 2nd/3rd/4th 2020 is only 6 months away! We have postponed from May, for obvious reasons, until the autumn, when the weather in Mallorca is also at its best for cycling. What a way to enjoy 3 days of fantastic riding in the sun, and see whole perimeter of the beautiful island of Mallorca. WeContinue reading “Ride the Senses 6Points Mallorca in October 2020!”

Cycling the climbs of western Mallorca October 2018

Here is a video collage of my ice-cream, Coca Cola and cake tour of western Mallorca, earning and re-earning the jersey (!) I had some company – human, animal and insect – here and there too! Climbs such as Port Valdemossa, Port Canonge, Galilea, Es Grau, Coll n’Esteve, Gramola, Bastide, Coll de Pi feature amongstContinue reading “Cycling the climbs of western Mallorca October 2018”

Ride the 6Points in Ibiza and Formentera!

http://www.facebook.com/events/561199834284820/ October 5/6th is only 6 weeks away! What a way to celebrate the onset of autumn and enjoy 2 days of fantastic riding in the sun and see the two beautiful islands of Ibiza and Formentera. We will go to some great restaurants and you will also enjoy the signature camaraderie of all 6PointsContinue reading “Ride the 6Points in Ibiza and Formentera!”

Riding for Marie Curie at Prudential RideLondon on July 29th

As friends will know, our family spent the greater part of 2017 in London last year caring for my mother-in-law, Laura, in her final illness. Marie Curie provided much respite caring help on several night a week, and I’ll be trying to show gratitude by riding for them in the Prudential RideLondon this year, andContinue reading “Riding for Marie Curie at Prudential RideLondon on July 29th”

Merging Strava and Garmin ride files to create complete courses

A while ago, I posted an example of how to edit .gpx and .tcx files when there might have been a small corruption of the ride file preventing it from being uploaded to Strava. See it at  http://www.briansutton.uk/?p=330. This post concerns the situation when you have been on a long ride, and the battery on your first Garmin Edge (orContinue reading “Merging Strava and Garmin ride files to create complete courses”

Using TextWrangler to edit Garmin, Zwift, Tacx and other .fit, .tcx and .gpx files

On the lost ride retrieval topic, I haven’t yet found a way to locate any surviving Tacx data from my iPad, but I have several times had cause to edit a Garmin ride file which wouldn’t upload to Strava. Typically this has been because the ride data file has been corrupted, albeit quite innocently. OnContinue reading “Using TextWrangler to edit Garmin, Zwift, Tacx and other .fit, .tcx and .gpx files”

North over the Crow and south over the Tak

A very good 50 mile ride yesterday with Douglas Beattie. We took the Drymen road to Carbeth, down the Cuilt Brae, and over to Lennoxtown to go over the Crow Road to Fintry. Then the horrible surface of the Carron Valley Road to Carron Bridge, up the Tak (through a flood at the bottom) andContinue reading “North over the Crow and south over the Tak”