Hello Just joined your forum, never really done anything like that before even though I'm in IT I was cycling well through last winter (around 500 miles a month) and did the Cheshire Cat in March, 100 miles in 5hrs 37 ins but started getting severe pains in my right knee. I was diagnosed with severe tendonitis and told to rest for 3 months which I did. I had to postpone my LeJog which was due to take place in June. I thought I'd put it back until September, so I cancelled and re-booked everything. My physio allowed me to go for a 20 minute ride at the end of June but my knee was stiff and not right so he referred me to a specialist. After an MRI scan I've been diagnosed with a torn medial meniscus (cartilage) and now I'm having surgery next monday. So I'm not expecting to be on my bike until sometime in October.....its not been my best year but I hope to start training for next year. I've had to cancel every sportive I was in for and LeJog (for the second time!). I've two new bikes, one hasn't been ridden and one has 40 miles on it. My missus doesn't understand how frustrating its been but I thought I'd come and say hello, as that song goes...."Things can only get better"