Lent: The suffering begins - Road Cycling UK

Expert road bike reviews and the latest road bike news, features and advice. Find rides & events, training articles and participate in our forums



Lent: The suffering begins

Flipping technique needs work

Ahh, Pancake Day. Once a year, but always enjoyable. 

But the day’s now passed and pancakes, albeit hastily whipped together and poorly flipped, have been consumed. Thoughts in the RCUK office turn to lent. 

The fine weather two weeks ago gave us reason to look to spring, before the return of winter brought motivation crashing back to Earth – cold, wet and grey. But this week has seen blue skies dominate the London skyline – and thoughts immediately turn to a summer of sportives and racing. 

Perfect time for lent, then. The chance to resist the sweet tooth and maybe shed a couple of pounds. Or at least provide a test of willpower. 

RH has followed Susan Boyle’s lead and opted to ditch chocolate for the next 40 days while DA, with a Majorca training camp fast approaching, barely needs lent as an excuse to cut down. 

I’d like to say I’ll do without pancakes – but instead it’s sweets. The kind – Refreshers, Drumsticks and the like – kept in the office kitchen for staff to rummage through at work. How about you?


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.