And I thought the Cheddar climb was hard! Not since those first few months last year, after I’d just been bought my road bike, when the slightest upward gradient would throw me into turmoil, have I had found cycling so damn hard! What is the quote? – “it doesn’t get easier, you just get faster”… Continue reading It Doesn’t Get Easier, The Hills Just Get Steeper!
Getting out on my bike has unfortunately not been a priority of late… and hence this blog has also taken a back seat. With poor weather, a new job and various other life events taking over, my bike so far this year has done more wall hanging than hill climbing. It’s the beautiful month of… Continue reading Spring Time – Spot the Lambs and Cyclists
Of all the roads, riding along a main road is not my favourite. I discuss my cycling a lot with friends and in the last week I’ve actually had the same response from a few of them . . . it’s been mentioned that whilst they’d love to start cycling, riding along main roads really puts them off, & this… Continue reading A Post About Roads! Really?! Well, yes…
Since starting this blog, my partner seems to think I’m suddenly some super cyclist – which if he’s read my blogs (and he says he has!) surely he would be aware – that I am not. Nevertheless he must think I’ve substantially improved, as for the first time, on Christmas Eve, I was invited to… Continue reading Cycling with the big boys!
With 2016 fast approaching, so the “new year, new me” promises begin. Resolutions have never really been my thing though – I have always preferred to set myself goals; what would I like to achieve? With my first year as a roadie almost complete, I’m really hoping I can take it to the next level… Continue reading Roadie Goals!
With the evenings now dark and cold, the cosy warmth of my living room is far more appealing than the chilling winds, and mists of rain that the great outdoors has to offer. I’m therefore finding it extremely easy to just head straight home after work, curl up under my new festive blanket, pop the… Continue reading The Pain & Enjoyment of Winter Workouts!
My cycling journey began shortly after falling in love with a cyclist. In 2014 he fixed me up an old mountain bike and we hit up the cycle path fairly regularly throughout the summer with short and easy rides. Sensing I had the bug, he then surprised me with a second-hand road bike in March… Continue reading Don’t be such a Girl… Lesson Learned