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And no, those are not flying penises.

You might have noticed a few changes around these parts. (Unless you’re new here, in which case… welcome!)

As well as a tarted up front page and funky new buttons, I’ve gone nuclear and retired the Grimpeur Heureux.

GrimpeurHeureux.com is no more. This website (the one which you is on) is now called Sportive Cyclist (with the address, sportivecyclist.com, cunningly).

The king is dead. Long live the king!

Why?! For Guff’s Sake, Why?

My reasons, in a nutshell:

  1. No one can pronounce Grimpeur Heureux. That includes me.
  2. Let’s face it, Grimpeur Heureux doesn’t give too many clues about the subject matter on the site. It’s not a website for French climbers (happy or otherwise). It’s not a French website (I am glad about this).
  3. I wanted a name that represents what the site is about… which is helping sportive cyclists achieve their deepest desires athletic objectives.
  4. Did I mention how hard Grimpeur Heureux is to say?

Le Grimpeur Est Mort?

Non. Vive le Grimpeur!

The Grimpeur remains my (half-assed) nom de plume (cyclisme?). I will continue aspiring to be a better (and happier) climber.

What Does This Change Mean For You, Dear Reader?

Well, I’ve talked previously about the focus of the blog being on helping novice cyclists take up sportive participation, so this shouldn’t come as a shock.

I want to help you prepare for, complete and enjoy your first sportive (and many more in the future).

If you’re already taking part in sportives and you want to get faster or step up the level of challenge (in distance, terrain etc), I’ll be publishing posts for you as well.

Generally speaking, I’ll be writing about the things that I’ve learnt, and continue to learn, in this glorious sport of road cycling.

Where Is That Fugging Ebook?

Ah yes, my book.

Well, it’s pretty much done.

I wanted to get the spiritual rebirth relaunch of Sportive Cyclist out of the way before ‘publishing’. Hopefully, I’ll have time this week to dot the ts and cross the is and bestow it upon the world.

For those unfamiliar with this long-running (do I hear a ‘tedious’?) saga, I’ve been working on an ebook that will take a novice cyclist from the beginning of their sportive journey right up to successfully completing (and enjoying) their first event.

If that sounds like something that would help you, do head over to Sportiveur.com (Sportiveur being the name of the book) and sign up to hear when it goes live.

The Best Way To Stay In Touch With Sportive Cyclist…

…is to subscribe to the email list.

It’s easy. All you have to do is click this link and fill in your email address in the pop-up box.

As a subscriber:

  • you’ll be notified when each new post is published
  • you’ll get great additional sportive advice, and, most importantly,
  • you’ll get free access to my Sportive Cyclist’s Toolbox.

The Sportive Cyclist’s Toolbox is a collection of resources that I’ve created to help sportive cyclists get the most out of their cycling. At the moment it contains my ebook, ‘4 Steps To Your First Long Distance Sportive’ and a free report: ‘Top 5 Cycling Apps For Sportiveurs’.

I’ll be adding to the Toolbox over time, so bookmark the link (which you receive once you’ve subscribed) and check back in to pick up the new resources as I add them. I’ll be emailing existing subscribers with the link.

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{ 7 comments… add one }
    • alanthompson64 March 11, 2014, 3:16 pm

      Well done, good decision! I was never sure how to pronounce the old name in my head, let alone attempting it verbally.

      • Andrew Montgomery March 12, 2014, 8:32 am

        Ha! Thanks Alan.

    • Dave Taylor March 12, 2014, 8:59 am

      Ha, Now I can verbally recommend your blog, rather than having to send someone a link.

      • Andrew Montgomery March 12, 2014, 9:04 am

        Thanks Dave. I’m very pleased that you’re recommending the blog to people 🙂

    • Joe March 12, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Keep up all the great work on this site…I am attempting the Ride London 100 this year (2014)..so every little helps…Thanks again..Joe

      • Andrew Montgomery March 12, 2014, 6:10 pm

        Thanks Joe. I’m really glad you’re finding my site useful! Good luck in your training.

    • Tomás Metcalfe March 15, 2014, 1:35 pm

      I kind of liked the old name, cycling is better fun in the mountains. Although those new to cycling would be completely perplexed!

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