The NSG Psyclopaths – Rising to the Challenge

26th June 2015

Welcome back my riding chums.

I can now sympathise with how a pin cushion feels following my further scan and biopsy on the 22nd – it was only nine times! We are now in the waiting phase and hopefully within the next two weeks I should know what drugs the NHS will be providing to boost my cycling performance. Will there be any random drugs testing in Fitz Park, I wonder?

I can report that momentum is growing within the Psyclopaths camp, we have a further 5 signed up under the team banner. Baby Psyclo Chris has returned and this time brought with him his lovely partner and my ex colleague Psyclo Lozza – she being the reason behind the World Prosecco shortage! They have already started training and Lozza has managed a hill – significant progress from last year moan fest around the Preston Guild Wheel and it will be interesting if she maintains the colour coordination of yellow jersey and yellow cycle!

It’s also a big welcome back to the Budding Musician Psyclo. Come on, you remember John Morris the NSG MD and “he who must be obeyed”. It’s almost like the Blues Brothers “we’re getting the team back together”!!

We also welcome newcomers, Psyclos Tony and Alistair (NSG Project Manager and Engineer) to the fold but both are undecided as to which bike to use (mountain or road) – answers on postcards please. One with two wheels preferably but I’m sure someone would rise to the challenge of a unicycle!

For those of my loyal chums who are inclined to do so, I have set up a Just Giving page at

My charity is the Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley, an extremely  worthy cause that both I, on a personal level, and NSG Environmental, have long supported. The kids there are in a far worse position than we are and as such deserve our full support.

Just before I sign off, I want to thank Andy Beeforth and his team at the foundation for their kind words of support and also send a quick note to our main sponsor, Jennings – I’ll bring my own pint pot!!

You know that wise man? he’s been at it again,

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it!

For now…