#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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Upping the ante

Tomorrow I’m doing my longest ride to date. Admittedly I’m nervous, but for once I don’t feel the surge of fear that usually accompanies a new challenge on the bike. If anything I’m actually quite excited! We’re riding approximately 106 miles to visit Adam’s family for the weekend, and then we’re going to attempt the …

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 …

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 …