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


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Handlebar Dyslexia

IMG_20131016_095315_0The head mechanic is rendered speechless as I present him with the previously boxed bicycle I’ve just assembled.

After staring in stunned silence for a disconcerting length of time, he finally, excruciatingly tears his gaze away from the machine in front of him to deliver his verdict.

I’m impressed” he chokes, voice trembling with either laughter or hysteria, “I had no idea it was possible to get it THAT wrong!!Continue reading


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Looking back, thinking forward

Sometimes it’s really good to take time to reflect, on what’s passed, what’s to come and the distance travelled in between.

Reflection is something that’s been a big part of my week too, both in putting together the artcle below and about anticipating an event this weekend, a nervous return to something from years gone by – more to follow on that in my next post….. Continue reading