When I turned 60 (in 2015), 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.
Along the way I did L’Eroica in Tuscany in 2015 and the Wiggle Dragon Ride (Gran Fondo) and, much earlier, ran the London Marathon in 1998 and 1999.
The latest challenge was the utter madness of a successful ‘everesting’ in July 2017, in the Alps – it’s covered in the blog.