#IWD #TBT – A year of progress

Happy International Women's Day! This time last year, Adam and I cycled from Bristol to Oxford to attend the Women and Bicycles Festival at the Broken Spoke Co-op. A year on, I'm looking back and I can see that that particular ride marked a pivotal point for me in my cycling journey. I haven't had …

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Clipping in off-road

I promised you progress, and I'm happy to deliver. Sort of. Last Sunday I met up with Lucy, Grainne and her partner Livi, and the four of us rode around Ashton Court and had lots of fun. I used the day to test out my newly purchased Pearl Izumi X-Alp Launch II shoes, and Time …

Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: a physical and emotional rollercoaster

I'm not quite sure where to start! This weekend I joined a group of very inspiring women to cycle around the Yorkshire Dales, in a ride organised by The Adventure Syndicate. There were about 20 of us in total, and while everyone's experience varied (from those like myself, just starting out with long-distance riding, to …

#WednesdayWisdom – Long-distance riding advice from Emily Chappell, Lee Craigie and Rickie Cotter

I was really fortunate to get a ticket to a talk at Roll For The Soul last night, with three incredible women. Emily Chappell and Lee Craigie are the co-founders of The Adventure Syndicate, and Rickie Cotter was one of their seven-woman team to race around the North Coast 500 in 36 hours as part …