FWC London South student, Stephen Haynes, talks about how his training helped him complete the 140km Velothon Wales – “When it really hurt and it was really tough, I dug deeper – because I am now able to.”


“I recently took part in the inaugural ‘Velothon Wales’ – a closed road cycling sportive that started and finished in Cardiff City centre. This was a UCI (cycling’s global governing body) sanctioned event, with the pros following 13,000 keen amateurs of varying ability make their way across 140km of really stunning (and really steep!) South Wales countryside. Read More

Up at a reasonable hour for an outstanding breakfast. All nations catered for – was almost like home, bacon, sausage, beans, egg, and toast (just missing the black pudding). Plus congee and fried devils, sushi, noodles, fresh pastries, etc etc etc.

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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Up before crack of dawn, packed breakfast (yuck) and on bus to airport. Xi’An coming, and we’ve never been before. Our organisation has given us plenty of time to check in which is just as well. You cannot take opened bottles of alcohol in checked luggage. We had some opened whisky of the expensive and hard to come by variety and had a choice between throwing it away or drinking it. Tough decision.

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series FWC China Trip 2014

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