fixed gear

Racing La Petite Course Crit In Paris

The weekend before last, I hopped on a train to Paris to go and race the inaugural edition of La Petite Course crit. It just so happened to be the same weekend that the London Nocturne was taking place and […]

Why Womens Should Race Red Bull Fuxjagd

I don’t know whether you’ve read one of my previous posts on Bikes n’ Stuff or whether I’d going over old ground here, but Red Bull have kindly invited me as a special guest to their fixed gear bike race, […]

A look back at my 2015

2015 was a pretty crazy 12 months. At the beginning of the year, Dave and I had just moved back from Italy, and were thoroughly enjoying being able to do simple things such as renew your car tax without having […]

Red Hook Crit Barcelona Part 1

Riding my first ever Red Hook Crit back in July was an amazing experience – the race itself, the atmosphere, the people, just everything about it hooked me straight in and made me want to sign up for the next […]

My First Track Race

One of my previous posts about the hurdles facing female cyclists was sparked by my own personal experiences down here in my neck of the woods. I’ve heard some feedback from women with thriving scenes in their area (London), which […]

How Fit Can You Get In A Month?

Those of you that follow this blog or any of my guest blogs will most likely know my attitude to training. In a nutshell, I don’t do it as I made the decision to focus on riding for pleasure alone […]

The Next Step For New Cycling Converts

One of the reasons I write this blog is to share things that I’ve discovered in my journey deeper and deeper into the mysterious world of cycling in the hope that these tips and insights might speed up your own […]

How To Get Faster

Or how not to… Read my frankly quite useless advice over on the Brooks blog. Or to paraphrase: do stuff because it’s fun and not because you have to. AKA Just give in and be slow.   Read on over […]

Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Last year Dave and I moved to Italy, Lake Como to be precise, and we absolutely loved the stunning scenery with endless mountains surrounding us. The glass fronted apartment with a view down to the pool and the lake was […]

My Top Rides Of 2014

I must be getting old. Just like that, 2014 is over. I remember when I was a kid, the summer holidays lasted forever and Christmas always seemed an eternity away. I always hoped that those who told me ‘school days […]

Track Bikes In The Mountains

These guys are total nutjobs. In the nicest possible way.” I was trailing behind three Italian strangers with whom I’d briefly interacted on Instagram, and I was wondering about their sanity. Forty five minutes into a seemingly never-ending climb my […]

Charge Ti Plug Bike check

I’ve been meaning to post a little about my Charge Ti Plug for absolutely ages, but you know how it is; I just ended up riding it instead. The Plug was one of the first affordable fixed gear bikes on […]

Why setting goals didn’t work for me

Last year I entered my first races, having a go at closed road circuit races, fixed gear crits, cyclocross races and cross-country mountain biking. Now, from reading this blog, and knowing my background as a pro-snowboarder, you’d be forgiven for […]

Video – A Very Fast 2013

I was tinkering around with my phone in bed this morning as I had a huge pot of tea and not one, but two cats on my lap. Normally I don’t use my phone in bed but I couldn’t reach […]