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20240603 Mouldy Goes to Seville – MGS Session 082

Rozas de puerto real


Thank you for visiting the site where we aim to provide regular updates of the challenge Mouldy Goes to Seville

In earlier sessions we explained how we would simulate the cycle, you can read about it here

Todays route

The cycle route today was following the route from San Martin de Valdeiglesias to Rozas de puerto real

The direction of travel was running south and east through the Iberian Peninsula, and within the Central Plateau

On this session we had climbed over 275 feet and remain at 2350 feet above sea level

The cycle continued through the autonomous region Community of Madrid

The route, including the climbing had some similarities of the route from Santander and the R2L in 2017, up onto the Spanish plains. (Lovely memories of the R2L Team and beautiful country of Spain)

We enclose a screen shot/s from bkool application of routes/ sessions

Session 082 Route

Progress in this session

From Strava we enclose screen shots of what was achieved in this session

Today’s cycle

Prior to the cycle today during the past two weeks, I had experienced some challenges with pain and tension.

With medical advise received, determined that that rest would be my best friend

During today we made an additional short cycle, whilst it was hot today managed to get through this

The landscape in this session initially related to a constant climb, where gradients were up to 3.66 %

This cycle is all about gradually building myself up, with a focus on sustainability where we hope to avoid any major injury relapse. You can read more about the why here.

Today’s kit

Focusing on comfort and the fact that I am a big frame, tight lycra is currently not my friend.

Therefore I decided to wear something more comfortable from the Celtic shirt collection and plan to do so for the foreseeable future

Keeping with the theme of goalkeeper shirt’s, I wore the Black Goalkeeper shirt from Season 2015 / 2016 by New Balance

This shirt brings back special memories as it is one of the goalkeeper shirts which was worn during the 5 in a row campaign

The kit is pictured below with a pleasant back drop of the green and white hoops along with the green and white pin stripe, both from the same season by New Balance

Kit = 2015 2016 – Celtic – Goalkeeper shirt – Black

Progress to date = Mouldy Goes to Seville = Following actual GPX route – Sessions

  SessionsMiles cycled Feet climbed Minutes cycled

The above sessions, miles, feet climbed and minutes relate to the “actual” progress being made by Mouldy as he goes to Seville, this is done by replicating and following the GPX route as taken by his friends when they Cycled to Seville in May 2023

Progress – Rehabilitation work prior to the starting cycle (End of July to September 2023)

Rehab SessionsRehab Miles MilesRehab Minutes

The above sessions, miles and Minutes relate to rehabilitation work that we under went prior to commencing the main event, Mouldy goes to Seville cycle

Overall progress including Rehabilitation work:

Qty 116 Sessions

Qty 1038 Miles

Qty 5088 Minutes


Today, We passed a milestone of having completed 71 % of the challenge with over 700 miles cycled, over 42,500 feet climbed and over 3600 minutes of cycling.

Overall Milestones:

From being very nervous about doing 10 minute cycles at end of July 2023 as part of the rehabilitation work, we are delighted to have commenced making dents into the Spanish Sector of “Mouldy Goes To Seville Cycle”

Special thanks to our Physio Mr Brian Scott for helping with the rehabilitation and ongoing support.


Charity project

As one of the the key objectives of the project is to help raise awareness and funds for “The Celtic FC Foundation

We also take this opportunity to thank everyone out there for their continued encouragement and support.

Please support my cycle by donating at

celtic fc foundation

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