• Deeper

    Don’t get me wrong, I got an admirable collection of swimming badges when I was a kid that my mum subsequently stitched to my Mr Blobby towel (if only we knew then what we know now) which I then proceeded to wear with pride. However, I’m not really a swimmer as such: allow me to explain. I’m not at all…

  • I’m back

    What a month it’s been! I simultaneously lost over a year’s worth of blog posts including those in the lead up to the Transcontinental Race and also done a fair bit of new stuff, which I’ve been unable to upload in my quest to restore everything. Unfortunately the restoration process was all in vain and I haven’t been able to…

  • Watt’s going on?

    It’s been a short while since I updated my blog but rest assured I’ve been doing so much cycling, which is probably why. For those unaware, a few weeks ago a drunk guy walked out on me as I was cycling down the side of some stationary traffic. I broke my wheels but I’m otherwise fine and it’s a shame…

  • Cycling in Bergen, Norway

    I took a trip to Bergen, Norway on the second May bank holiday weekend. I’d never been there before, I didn’t know anyone there, I’d never ridden on the “wrong” side of the road and I’d never ridden over 100 miles on my own, so I thought I’d tick both off in one weekend. The prep Sometimes I’m incredibly organised…

  • Etape du Dales 2016

    There comes a time in a cyclist’s life when they have to face their demons. Mine, like many others, is climbing. I turn into this devil-woman cursing every pedal stroke, willing harm on whoever’s idea it was to go up that stupid hill. Of course, I also relish the feeling at the top and think “that wasn’t so bad” until…