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How To Ride Faster

One of the things I love most about cycling is going fast. The other is getting airborne and doing jumps, which isn’t really relevant to riding a road bike at all so when it comes to riding asphalt I get my […]

What I Eat For Cycling: Part 1

I’ve presented or been a part of several women’s cycling events and forums in the past and one of the things that seems to interest quite a few people is what to eat in order to fuel yourself properly for […]

A Training and Injury Update

I’m still relatively new to both training and racing – it was only last June that I impulsively entered the inaugural London round of the Red Hook Crit series and signed up for a month’s intensive training in preparation. Before […]

The many stages of injury

If you play any kind of sport, you take your chances with injury and cycling is no exception. The stuff that I do, I almost expect that at some point I’m going to hurt myself – it’s just kind of […]

How to plan a DIY Cycle Training Camp

Pro or am, fast, fit or fat, cycling training camps are big news. Every year around April time, my Instagram feed is filled with images of friends and strangers away for a week on the bike with no distractions, and […]

Turbo Training Ideas

Does anyone like Turbo Training? I mean, actually enjoy doing it? I get a real buzz after a session on the turbo and I really dig the results, but as for finding pleasure in the activity itself, well, I’m not […]

Is My Battle With Training Won?

Several months ago I wrote a piece for the Brooks website about my battle with training. It was a kind of jokey piece, basically saying that I didn’t much like having to ride my bike in a certain way for a prescribed […]

Training Tips For Beginners

If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that one of the few things I hadn’t tried on a bike was training. Until now! Over the last month I threw myself into a training challenge #GetCycleFit to see how fit […]

Racing Red Hook Crit London

I’m curious by nature and that makes for an interesting life. Sometimes things go wrong, in fact they often do, but it never puts me off trying. The past year has been pretty tough, filled with upheaval and plenty of […]

#GetCycleFit moves to the Peak District

Hello pals, and sorry for the big delay in posting anything about my last minute training for Red Hook Crit in London, aka #GetCycleFit or #CycleFitChallenge – I seem to keep flitting between the two hashtags and forgetting which one […]