Thanks guys. You have given me plenty of ideas.
I’ve gone with aiming for 1k calorie deficit but realistically accepting 500cal deficit is workable. I’ve been using my fitness counter for a couple of weeks to help.me judge what I’m taking in. This has given me a much better idea and I don’t use it as much anymore.
On the training front I’ve been doing a cycling plan based around a low volume traditional build doing 3-4 workouts a week on the bike. I’ve supplimented this with 2 running sessions, one endurance and one interval session. This seems a manageable level and I’m really enjoying it. Xmas was an excess so a few pounds went on but it has quickly come off again and hopefully it will continue. I’ve also accepted that I’d rather lose weight than maintain or increase FTP. I’m still managing to do the workouts on my current FTP and I’m happy with that and burning plenty of calories at the same time.
Thanks again everyone.