Monday Night is Women’s Night

This article was written for The Bristol Bike Project, and originally published here. Walking into the workshop at The Bristol Bike Project is a sensory experience. You hear the clinking of metal on metal, and the grinding of ratchet spanners. You smell the grease, the oil, and the rubber. You feel the grime of these …

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A little feedback request

Hello! I'm off the bike this week, due to being brutally wounded (tattooed) at the weekend. I'm almost healed and ready to get back on the road, but in the meantime I'm letting myself recover and reflect. I'm really conscious that when I first started this blog, it was about learning how to fix bikes, …

Where it begins

  This post comes in two parts. First of all I wanted to share my experience at an event at the Specialized Concept Store this week, which was aimed predominantly at women who wanted to get out riding more. After this, I’ll share the real reason I went there. Trying something new On Tuesday this …

Women’s Night 

I’ve talked before about how I probably know more than I think I do, but lack the confidence to trust my own judgement. I was also really interested to hear about Lucy’s experience volunteering at Women’s (& Trans) Night at The Bristol Bike Project. Being a trainee in a shop full of experienced mechanics, she found that …

#WednesdayWisdom: Trust your judgement – you know more than you think

I'm happy to be writing a round-up of this week's volunteers' night at The Bristol Bike Project, with a genuine smile on my face! I started off the evening having a chat with a female mechanic who has agreed to be interviewed for the blog*. We both agreed that most people (particularly women) have a …

#WednesdayWisdom – Don’t believe everything you read

You may remember shortly before Christmas I went to the Volunteers' Night at The Bristol Bike Project and had a massive disaster with an uncooperative Raleigh. I'm ashamed to say that until last night, I hadn't actually been back, through fear of having another stressful evening and walking away whilst fighting back the tears. Volunteers' …