Cycling in a skirt

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


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The Only Way Is Up! Mountain biking in the Shropshire Hills.

You can usually tell what kind of ride it’s going to be in the first couple of miles. 
Less than 5 mins after setting out I’m gasping away in my lowest gear, facing a 20% ramp of road that looks more like a wall. Hmmm, it’s definitely going to be an ‘interesting’ day out. Continue reading


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The Bored Cyclist’s Guide to Surviving Lockdown

With current lockdown restrictions in the UK set to be in place for a while to come, I’m entirely grateful that we remain allowed to exercise outdoors, albeit with strong advice to ‘stay local’. For many cyclists however, especially those used to covering more miles on varied terrain, there can be tendency to feel a bit restricted, a bit stir crazy even. The list below is no instant fix, it is however a little selection of things that I have been trying/found helpful in attempting to remain motivated, fit and vaguely sane. They are also about having fun (hills excluded) and enjoying the ride. After all, that’s why we do it right? Continue reading


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Turbo Charged; Good things come to those who sweat.

If you asked 100 people why they like to cycle I guarantee that 99% of them will say something along the lines of

  • It’s a great way to travel
  • It gets you out in the fresh air
  • You meet new people
  • You see new places
  • You can get muddy and do wheelies

And it is. Cycling is all about movement, company and being in the great outdoors.

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There’s a stranger in my spare room

Not unreasonably my friend has just asked “But what if they steal all your stuff when you’re asleep or are just really weird?

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Small is beautiful; embracing the mini cycle tour.

Oh Mr Claud Butler how I have missed you. Whilst your body may be rather battered and showing the ravages of age and many miles, who am I to judge! Continue reading