Simon, a founder member of Seend Cleeve Cycling Club put his thoughts in a blog when he began cycling. He starts off as an unfit 16 and a half stone couch potato with very little knowledge of bikes or cycling. His blog is inspirational, it takes you on a journey that everyone who starts cycling will go through, though hopefully not the broken hips. Enjoy.
John's Cycling Diary
I stumbled across this blog by accident. I'm not sure what's more impressive, the dedication to cycling or writing a daily diary. John starts out in 2008 as someone who hasn't really cycled much, but has a goal to cycle John O Groats to Lands End. He now does regular long distance riding. It's a real testament to what can be achieved if you are single minded and have an understanding Wifey!!. John if you read this I hope you don't mind me linking across to your site.
The Fat Cycle Rider
I also stumbled across this one. Another overweight, middle-aged cycling tale to give you inspiration.