I've been cycling to work over the last few months and on Sunday last took the bike out for an hour in the morning. It was really good to get the exercise and so I thought I'd have a look and see what else is out there for someone who is a beginner cyclist. Having looked around, I found a couple of things, neither of which I could do. I stumbled across the Birmingham Bikeathon page, and thought 'Why not?'. It's something to aim for, makes me ride further and is raising money for an excellent cause. So here I am and now the training begins.