It's been a frustrating second half of the week but I will be heading out into the cold shortly to pedal some of the stress out.

I have managed to snare my second bad cold of the winter this week and have taken the monumental decision to not sit around moping this time.

I have spent enough time working this week and the thought of getting some miles in over the two day break has been a factor in helping me get through office life.

A cold is not going to stop me, in fact having one leg would only cause a slight doubt in my mind that a little sojourn into Northamptonshire and Leicestershire is the right course of action for the day.

So hold the wedding planning, pre-holiday work-fest and coughing, pass me the lemsip and a thermal vest...

It's cycling time...

James has been blogging for road.cc for 5 years and racing bicycles (averagely) for 20 years.