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20240619 Mouldy Goes to Seville – MGS Session 090



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 Las Herencias to Alcaudette de la Jara

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

On this session we had climbed over 300 feet and remain at 1500 feet above sea level

Having skirted in and out Castilla y León and the autonomous region of Community of Madrid the cycle had now entered the region of Castilla–La Mancha

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 090 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 and something that I would need to introduce and utilise accordingly.

With some challenges in recent days, had decided to stop today’s cycle early as something did not feel right, allowing for some rest into Thursday, where we can review.

The landscape in this session related largely to a constant climb, with gradients reaching 5.16 %

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 2011 / 2012 by Nike

This shirt brings back special memories as it is one of the goalkeeper shirts which was worn during the 1st of nine league championship wins in a row.

I have fond memories of the six nil win at Rugby Park in early April that year

The kit is pictured below with a pleasant back drop of three strips, one being the hooped home shirt, the other being the grey and white hooped away and other being the black and yellow stunning away strip, all by nike from same season

Kit = 2011 2012 – 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 124 Sessions

Qty 1081 Miles

Qty 5305 Minutes


Today, We passed a milestone of having completed 75 % of the challenge with over 750 miles cycled, and over 45,000 feet climbed and over 3800 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

In 2009 I was able to help make first charity real cycling Project to help bringing Martin “Kano” home campaign, you can read about it here

In 2012, we shared some lovely memories of the 1254125 cycle from Brother Walfrid’s home, Ballymote in Sligo to Celtic Park.

This also represented the first of many cycles on behalf of the Celtic FC Foundation throughout the years

With health challenges during past couple of years, we do not take it for granted that we will always be able to make large cycles.

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

We also take this opportunity to thank everyone out there for their continued encouragement and support on this cycle and each of the cycles made during the past 15 years.

Please support my cycle by donating at

celtic fc foundation

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