Its my intention that the site offers basic advice for people looking to restart cycling in the Wirral area and a support group for those who have or are looking to go on the Lifestyle and Weight Management course.
Now picture yourself in the GP,s Surgery.
You’ve been offered the course (you’ve been assessed as meeting the entry criteria)you’ll be in a similar situation I was in. You’ve been told to loose weight and do more exercise. Running is out (too high impact for those dodgy joints), walking is out (don’t want to buy a dog) Swimming and the Gym(now your having a laugh, I’ve a poor body image your not going to get me in there).Cycling (I can do that, I’ve got one that I haven’t used for years).
Welcome to the world of overweight cycling.
The site is split into two parts: Pages(which are the buttons across the top of the page)
and posts (which are blog entries that are categorised down the right hand side of the page).
To encourage replies you do not need to post an email address with the comments.
They are moderated by myself and spam is filtered.
I’ve started to gather data on which are the most popular pages but the route pictures seem to be going down really well. If you want more tell me.
31 Mar 2007
This page was written when I started this blog and parts of it appear to be a bit dated now. Some pages are quite popular but feedback and support for the Lifestyle and weight management course isn’t one of them. Pity really as it’s why I set the site up. Mind you things have evolved far far beyond what I had in mind at the start.
Thanks to Google I get hits from all over the world some of them pretty remote.
Cycle clothing for the overweight always comes out near the top of the list but there are a host of other keywords that now bring visitors to this site.
I’ll post some stats here now that things have steadied out. There are some mindblowing numbers in the book.
This is the before picture that everyone wants to see. It’s been tucked away under the Work page for a while. I’m third from the left by the way. 46 inch waist and an 18 1/2 inch collar now down to 34 inch waist and a 16 inch collar
Me on the “Toy” at the Wild Wales last year. Thanks to Andy Walsh for the picture.
Three or four years ago a flight of stairs would see me out of breath Last year I was living the dream on the Blych y Groes. ( A top 10 climb in the UK)
03 Jul 08 The stucture of the site is changing slightly, the NHS is a vast organisation and at the end of the day I just had to do my own thing. I’d filled in all the forms when they wanted publicity but hadn’t got any feedback from them. I went out of my way but there are only so many rebutalls you can take. No links to the site was the first, but I’ve evolved from all that.
The sad point is if you do a Google search for ” Life Style and Weight Management Course” I come first before the Course. I’m the pupil not the teacher. There are a load of other sucess stories untold out there, on the last follow up class there was a girl there that had lost 10 Stone and was looking to loose more with a target in mind.
Still living the Discovery Channel dream.
I still turn up to the followup classes and still pick up tips every month. Today I bumped into a doctor in the gym, I was the first person she had met that had been through the course. Now it’s about keeping the weight off, harder than it looks.
Feb 2011 the site has been running nearly five years now and may be missing a picture or two on older articles. Another upgrade is in the pipeline so the older articles can be viewed as they were written.
Thanks for the phenomenal interest.