When I turned 60, I realised that I was no longer middle aged and, therefore, no longer a MAMIL. Not being prepared to give up either the cycling or the lycra, I decided to embrace being an OMIL – an Old Man In Lycra. This is a blog about the pleasure, pain and challenge that cycling brings to me.

In the few years that I’ve been cycling as my main hobby and sport, I have completed the 2013 Etape du Tour and in 2015 joined the Club des Cinglés du Mont-Ventoux – with ascents of the Giant of Provence by each of the three routes in a day.

The latest challenge was the utter madness of a successful ‘everesting’ in July 2017, in the Alps – it’s covered in the blog.


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