• Audax Mythbusting

    On Tuesday, I wrote a tweet that set the cat among the pigeons and subsequently got a lot of replies around the reasons why Audax isn’t as popular as (I think) it should be. Why isn’t audax mega popular with all cyclists? Like how sportives once were. It generally costs less than a tenner, you get loads of often homemade…

  • 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…

  • 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…