I am a 51 year-old male competitive cyclist who, 11 weeks ago, suffered a perimesencephalic subarachnoid haemorrhage and, for a few days, was critically ill. There is no suggestion that the bleed was caused by high blood pressure and the cause remains unknown. I am making excellent progress and have been given the all-clear to start cycling again; but, not being a sports person, the consultant could not give any concrete advice on training intensity. Nor is there anything relevant on the Web. As increased pulse rates equal raised blood pressure, are my racing days over?