Alan Dorrington

Crossjunkie (AKA Alan Dorrington from Here Come the Belgians) has contributed a couple of times to this blog and Alan and I regularly help whip each other into 3 Peaks frenzies on the phone and on training rides together whenever we get the chance.

Noun: sufferance – patient endurance especially of pain or distress

This blog post by Alan is written in his inimitable style and goes into fine detail of how piecing together bumpy, uncomfortable, and agonising 15 minute loops of a small moorland summit can get you mentally and physically on the road to a good 3 Peaks. The Bull Hill training sessions are well worth a visit even if you aren’t doing the 3 Peaks but just like pain and fancy a break from hitting yourself on the head with a hammer.

… and it has reminded me to let you all know that two further Friday Lunchtime Training Sessions are planned this Friday 10th Sept and Friday 18th Sept in Helmshore, Lancs. See UKCyclocross.com for meet-up details. They are remarkably Peaksy loops we do on the East Lancs Moors and well worth a drive if you can get Friday dinertime off or somehow skive work.