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2019

Nova Eroica California 2019

Photo: Paolo Penni Martelli   Now I’m a mother, I’m trying to decrease the amount of time I spend travelling, or more accurately,  minimise the length of trips that I go on. I’m fortunate in that I have an understanding husband […]

Incredible Gravel Riding in the Hope Valley

I grew up in the wonderful Hope Valley, a stunningly gorgeous part of the Peak District National Park that lies just beyond the reaches of Sheffield. Accessible, beautiful and an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, the area is home to world famous […]

Top tips for fixed gear crit racers

I love anything fast, technical and intense and fixed gear crits are all of these and more. These relatively niche races are insanely fun races and essentially, the entire reason I became hooked on training and racing.  Fast paced and […]

A New Mindset for New Challenges

Earlier this year I posted a video outlining the races and events I want to do in 2019. As I’ve the attention span of a goldfish and can’t help flitting between bikes, disciplines and locations, the events include several fixed […]

New Year, New Sponsor!

As someone who enjoys putting together an outfit for riding or the gym – and I make no apologies for this – I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be riding Smith road and (open face) mountain bike helmets this year. […]

SRAM AXS Groupset launch on Dartmoor

I’m not gloating when I say ‘I get to do a lot of cool stuff.’ I just really appreciate getting to ride my bike in attractive places, enjoy meeting friendly, fun, creative people and get excited about new kit. So […]

Fitness & FTP Tests | How and Why?

The way people train has changed. Of course, I only know this anecdotally as I’ve not actually been training long enough to remember ‘the old ways,’ but whereas a lot of work was previously based on feel, the past five […]

Join me: Ride For Love | London to Paris

This April, I’m stoked to be leading Tribe’s first ever London to Paris group ride and I really hope you’ll join me because it’s going to be such enormous fun. Challenging, yes, but FUN because that’s the true nature of […]

Review: Thule Roundtrip Pro XT Bike Bag

Thule have been manufacturing bike accessories for quite some time now and their brand has always been synonymous with quality. So when they asked if I wanted to try out their new bike bag I was enthusiastic. You can tell you’re […]

My plans for 2019

  Now that the dust has settled from 2018, I’ve enjoyed some time off at Christmas and mourned the loss of my favourite cat Sid (sob), it’s time to nail down my plans for 2019. With the huge change in […]

Why is everyone talking about protein?

From haircuts to cars, trousers to pets, trends go in and out of fashion across all aspects of our lives and neither food nor sport are immune to these cycles. Sometimes new research or discoveries can inspire mass adoption of […]

YouTube Live: Join Me

Last month I decided it would be fun to get together all the people from around the world, whom I sporadically communicate with, and host my first ever YouTube live session. If you’ve never seen or even heard of YouTube […]

Escape Route: Sierra de Guadarrama

To quote Bjork, “It’s all so quiet.” Craning my neck to better view the clutch of griffon vultures circling overhead, my shoulder relax and a deep sigh escapes my throat. Just a two-hour flight from London and a short hop […]