Cycling Weekly Big Fitness Project: Cracking on cobbles, kicking Covid and readying for Fred

At the start of April 2022 we introduced you to the Cycling Weekly Big Fitness Project team of amateur riders – Danny Lloyd, Steve Faulkner and Julia Barte – as they embarked on six months of training, racing, time-trialling and gran fondo riding. A month in, how are they getting on? (Warning: Covid-19 makes several appearances!)

Danny Lloyd: ‘Happy as Larry to be focusing on Fred’

I’m just back from the Yorkshire Classic sportive, which went really well – despite a few technical snags. My power meter packed in before the start, so I had to judge my effort on heart rate alone. I also punctured, but luckily, because I run tubeless tyres, the sealant did his job and plugged the hole – once it had sprayed all over my bike! My goal was to finish inside 4hr 30min but I did it in 3hr 56min, much of it solo, averaging 30.6kph, so I was really pleased.

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