There are only three weeks to go until the 120-mile Cyclosportive and our man is beginning to reach his limits.
In his latest video diary, Martin's first 80-mile ride ends in despair as he gets overtaken by someone out for their morning 'paper.
But help is at hand. A tune up at his local bike shop and a nice evening at home getting his legs waxed will have him raring to go again. We hope.
Our man lets his wife wax his legs
Martin will be keeping his bike and legs in trim in his weekly video diary and he's keen to hear from you.
Does leg waxing really help when you've taken a bike-sized chunk of skin off your legs? What are the worst crashes you've been involved in?
If you've any tips for Martin, or if you have any ideas about training or amateur cycling which our man can cover, get in touch via 606.