Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising

If you've not heard of them, Joe Biel and Elly Blue are two writers, filmmakers and bicycle activists. They co-own Microcosm Publishing in Portland, Oregon, and are currently touring various cities in the UK with Groundswell: Bicycle Culture Rising. The event comprises of 8 short films that delve into communities using bikes for social justice, and …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

#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 …