Time to Play

I recently left my full-time job to go part-time, meaning I have more days free to do the things I enjoy. I've been taking advantage of this, and riding my bike for fun a lot more often. I came to a realisation that I not only want to ride faster and further, I want to …

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August Adventure, Day 2: New Forest to Steyning

If you missed part one, click here. Needless to say, we were pretty exhausted when we got up in the morning, and we still had a fair way to go on our journey. It was lovely to spend the sleepy morning under the trees though, cooking some hearty porridge on our stove and sipping a …

Wye Valley Loop

I'm getting back on the Saturday Independence Rides, and today I had my first experience of cycling in Wales. If you've only joined the blog recently, basically, I'm using the Saturdays when my boyfriend is working, to get out and ride solo, in order to build my confidence and gain a sense of independence that …

Saturday Independence Ride #1: Pill, Failand, Long Ashton loop

I said last time that I would start riding solo on Saturdays, as a way of building some independence and confidence on the roads. That’s exactly what I did at the weekend, though admittedly the ride wasn’t quite what I’d initially planned. A late night on Friday and afternoon plans for the Saturday meant that …

Weekend Round-up

I promised a big weekend of riding, and though not everything went to plan, it's been a pretty fab one indeed, and I even managed to surprise myself. Full disclosure, we didn't do the entire distance that we planned. Trying to figure out the new Garmin kept us up pretty late on Thursday night, and then delayed …