Why I started this blog

I started this blog as a record of my attempt to cycle to work and lose weight. I'm 31 years old, 5'7" tall and weigh 131kg (BMI 45.6). I used to cycle everywhere as a kid and haven't really ridden a bike since I passed my driving test at the age of 17.

If this encourages anyone to do something similar then great. If anyone has any tips or suggestions that's also great. If anyone wants to mock me or laugh, go ahead. I just think that what I'm trying to do is an achievement and if I succeed or fail, I have a record of what I've done.


  1. well done Toby i admire you im in a simliar position and 13yrs older

    can you tell me what cycle computer you use to put the map and stats up here

    and how did you edit the pictures in the title bar up above

    thanks for you time and keep the faith

    well done...simon t

  2. Hi Simon, thanks for the comments.

    I use My Nokia E71 with GPS built-in.

    To change the title picture you need to go to the Page Elelents tab under layout. Then go to edit next to header and choose which image you want to upload.

  3. brilliant thanks

    do you transfer the data into ride with gps?

  4. Yes I have to transfer the data into RidewithGPS. I also use Nokia Sports Tracker (http://sportstracker.nokia.com/nts/user/profile.do?u=saabfan) and the phone automatically uploads data to it. The only reason I use Ridewith GPS is because I can embed the journeys into my blog.

  5. ok thanks for the information toby
    i have tried nokia sportracker and its very good albeit it doesnt work to good on my nokia n96 and battery life is poo
    i have an iphone and have started to use runkeeper app
    ive logged into ridewith gps but not sure how to embed things ect same as the weather app
    and i like peoples weight charts on here to which i have an microsoft xls spreadsheet which is good but like i say not to savvie on embeding
    cheers thanks for your time
    keep up the good work mate
    and congratulations on the weight loss.
    simon t

  6. when you upload to ride with gps you will see the option to embed on the right. Copy this code and paste into your blog post.

    My friend uses an iphone to record his journeys. He uses an app called Sportypal.

    Try Google Documents to embed spreadsheets into your blog.

    Thanks for the comments.


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