The combination of a beautiful place and cycling always equals a great experience. It's a 2+ 2 =4 kind of thing but sometimes you find a place that means 2+2 = 220 Porlock Toll Road is this place for me. I don't enjoy climbs, the leg burn, the lung bursting, the heart rate over 180...… Continue reading Porlock Toll Road
So you want to ride from Manchester to London .....then my lovely you shall. (Although turns out that you are going to riding London to Manchester thanks to the team North caps excellent work this year!) Know these things: There will be days when you want to throw your bike in the hedge and it… Continue reading Dear Stephanie …..M2L
It's 8:14am and he is late. I know he will still be in his flip flops and I know he was still in the office at 8pm last night and only left home at 10pm when I sent an urgent text saying "Uncle Malcolm thinks we are leaving at 8am......sorry forgot to say! In the… Continue reading Friends like these…..
Bike Life A year ago I left a drawing in the Bike Boss’ garage when I was picking up Lucy (my bike) who lives there whilst I am in Somerset. The title of the drawing was Bike Life and it featured a wibbly wobbly drawing of a bike in the centre surrounded by a list… Continue reading The Cost of a bike life
The 16th of August 2016 is significant in the cycling world as the day that Jason Kenny won Gold in the final of the men's Keirin to join Sir Chris Hoy as the holder of 6 Olympic golds. It was also the day that the Bike Boss and I decided to go on our first… Continue reading Bike Boss and Bob
On the 2nd September 2018 I am riding my bike from Manchester to London in one day, just the 220 miles and probably more than 16 hours of pedalling to complete the Rapha M2L ride for Ambitious about Autism. Why you ask? Well first off this is preemptive action! Over a late night Gin and… Continue reading Manchester to London “Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.
To mark the Rapha women's 100 last year I rode 100 miles with a very dear friend and a group of other amazing women along with some awesome support from some blokes from their cycling club (Tamworth RCC) we made the local paper (the Tamworth Gazette) by virtue of the very large amount of money… Continue reading We ride together- climbing and smiling
The Rapha Festive 500km challenge this year attracted a whopping 82,389 participants globally 5487 of them were women. 1401 women completed the challenge. I was one of them.......no. 1159 in fact! Sat in the village pub over the "festive" period my oldest friend explained to his lovely wife, my husband and my brother in law… Continue reading Watching my feet go round (no more)
24th July:Chantilly - Paris Champs Elysees 113km this is the final stage of this years Tour and this morning I rode (yep me) further than that! 130km done by lunch time! This is a Tour de Force (feat) for me! I have watched the Tour de France for 25 years ........by virtue of the fact… Continue reading Le “Tour de force”
Warning there are numerous mentions of my arse in this blog ....however there are also plenty of references to dungarees, flat shoes, bikes, snot and clumsiness. On my birthday I landed on my face, it hit the pavement and since then I have been using the excuse "I have a head injury" to explain all… Continue reading Arse about Face.