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You know when you enter the Ronde sportive...

After getting through this season along with house moves, babies being born and turning 40, James decides to celebrate...

One minute I was sat there chatting on Twitter with a mate, and the next I had entered the Tour of Flanders Cyclo event.

I am not sure how it happened. The Wife was telling me "its your dream to ride it, you have watched hours of it on TV and you should do it" 

Then, with a single wave of my credit card I was in the event (middle distance) and starting to look for ferries and accommodation. 

I think most young cyclists (as I was back in the early 1990's) dream of this race and of riding Belgian roads. To think that by sunrise on Easter Sunday 2015 I will have had the opportunity to try and fulfil that aspiration is blowing mymind a bit to be honest. 

So now things are getting a bit more serious this winter and time spent in the saddle will become vital as I want to be able to ride the course with some degree of fitness and performance in my legs. 

Anyone know where there are any cobbles in Huntingdonshire for me to practice on? 


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