Steve Gordon

Cycling, motor racing & Photography
Email : steve@gordonracing.co.uk

Fit file conversions

This tool will convert a garmin .fit file into a gpx file. The gpx file will contain heart rate and cadence data if present in the fit file. The tool attempts to cope even with corrupt fit files.

WhereAmI - Android app

WhereAmI is an android app that simply tells you where your phone thinks you are (latitude and longitude), when it got this information, and from what source, together with a copy button to paste this info to a txt message or other app.

Cycle Events

 

My first cycling event was the New Forest Sportive in 2009, after my brother challenged me to do 66 miles faster than he could do 100. Really enjoyed the event, so it became the first of many events, including some BIG rides in Wales and the French Alpes. In the tables below are a few highlights, times include stops, and number of riders includes only those riders cycling over the same distance.

 

Date
EventDistanceTOTAL
time
Time
award
No. of
riders
Notes
2nd Jul 2017La Marmotte109 miles9h 15mSilver6292So much better! End to end time 9h55m.
2nd Aug 2015Ride London 100100 miles4h 38mN/A25500Fantastic ride. Huge numbers of cyclists.
20th Jun 2015The Long One125 miles7h 20mGold320Good ride. Slightly lost in Chichester! Rich 6h59m, Andy 7h02m.
7th Jun 2015Dragon Ride142.3 miles8h 52mGold1580Long, sunny but sometimes cold, spectacular clear views! Rich 9h12m
19th Oct 2014South Downs 100101.3 miles6h 22mGold427Very windy. Tough ride!
27th Jul 2014Mega Meon Sportive101.1 miles5h 47mGold455Punctured early on, but a good strong ride.
27th Apr 2014Ups and Downs Sportive101.3 miles6h 11mGold408Very wet at times, cold at others, grotty roads, tough ride.
6th Oct 2013New Forest 100101 miles5h 18mGold885Rich 5h24m, Andy 5h19m, both Saturday. I rode Sunday, lovely ride.
4th Aug 2013Ride London 100102 miles4h 42mN/A16500Fantastic closed road ride. Loved it, so many cyclists!
6th Jul 2013La Marmotte108 miles11h 29mBronze6288Much too hot on the day for me. Rich 7h52m, Jim 8h11m, Andy 9h30m
9th Jun 2013Dragon Ride131.2 miles8h 37mNone2094Spectacular scenery, some long hot climbs. Rich 7h53m, Andy 8h00m.
9th Sep 2012Southern Sportive95.3 miles5h 52mGold256A warm day at last! Rich 5h09m
30 Aug - 1 Sep '12Lands End to Totton (again)250 miles17h 10m 1Had to re-do this ride. Lovely scenery. Many HILLS!
25-27th May 2012Lands End to Totton for YFM266 miles  8Very tough ride for all involved. Raised over 6200 for YFM
14th Apr 2012New Forest Spring Sportive84.7 miles4h 32mGold395Rode with Andy Evans. Fantastic ride.
20th Nov 2011Purbeck Hill-a-saurus23.7 miles2h 9mGold222MTB ride, some difficult terrain, but a lot of fun! Andy 2h10m

Bike maintenance guides

For what they are worth, here are my how-to guides for replacing the inevitable worn out parts - where I could not find a guide already on the internet.