#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 …

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 …

The need to fit in

I'm having an identity crisis. While on the surface I know it's not necessary to pigeon-hole myself, we do have a basic human need to feel like we belong somewhere, be surrounded by people who are likeminded, and ultimately, who get us. I've been getting out and pushing myself lately, trying out some group riding in various …