Cycling in a skirt

One life, some bicycles. A million possibilities, zero clue!


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Guest Blog – Paris or bust!!

In looking for a new challenge we often gravitate towards our hobbies or interests to give us inspiration. But not always…..

As a ‘less than occasional cyclist’ Kim Haddaway decided to jump in at the deep end by joining a charity cycle expedition from London to Paris. Now all she needed to do was to buy a bike.

In her own words, this is Kim’s account of her adventure. Continue reading


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Cycling Chic: A triumph of style over substance

In the jaded, post party atmosphere of the Christmas/New Year period and needing a new buzz, most of the country is heading to the January sales. I usually hate shopping, but demur a little when it’s for cycle clothing. However, for the discerning yet amateur cyclist, does clothing really have to be limited to lycra? Continue reading


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Hell on Wheels and a Lesson for Future Me

It’s the morning of the winter solstice today and, taking initiative from the Druids at Stonehenge I levered myself out of a warm bed in the early hours to head to the beach and greet the sunrise. The chilly, sleep-addled start was pretty soon forgotten though as a dark, cloudy and menacing sky reluctantly cleared, giving way to a fierce red dawn.

I’m also finding that there’s something about this time of year that makes people reflect on both endings and new beginnings. Continue reading


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Guest Blog: How do you get a baby on a bicycle?

IMG_1857  This was the question faced by Vick Myers on becomming a new mum.

An avid cylist, from a family of keen cycle tourers, bikes are a big part of Vicky’s life, even down to taking me on my first cycling tour whilst she was a few months pregnant.  Now with a new baby, she wasn’t about to stop cycling…. she just needed to work out exactly how she could ‘get a baby on a bicycle’.

Here she writes candidly and with humour about just how it can be done. Continue reading


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French Reconnection Part II

Continued….

DSCF8594Leaving my haven at Rennes-Les-Bains the next day I nervously set off and upwards towards Bugarach, from there to join the D7/D10 to face the infamous Gorges de Galamus.

These gorges offer the intrepid walker, cyclist or driver the chance to tackle a few adrenalin-filled kilometres of single track road carved out of the cliffs, bordered with low side walls one side and a terrifying drop to the river far, far below. Continue reading