A warm Wednesday morning, our third and final day, with a route that would eventually take us into Paris, was set to be another long and hot one! I felt nervous after the previous day’s struggles, but tried to channel confident thoughts as we set off. The first few km took us up and around… Continue reading Big Ben to the Arc de Triomphe: Challenge complete!
A couple of years ago my then partner – now husband, cycled from London to Paris, in 24 hours. I remember the day; I waved him off at the start line before making my way to St Pancreas station to catch the Eurostar – aka, the sensible route – arriving in Paris set to wave… Continue reading From Big Ben to the Arc de Triomphe; Cycling London to Paris, Part 1 . . .
If I wasn’t cycling to Paris in a matter of weeks, would I spend my Sunday afternoon out riding in the pouring rain? Perhaps not! But… as it happens I am cycling to Paris, and in just a few weeks! So, when Sunday came around (a couple of weeks ago now), but along with it the… Continue reading London to Paris… on 2 wheels… Here I Come!
Distance milestones are pretty satisfying and on the 1st Sunday of June,I rode 90km (56 miles) and returned home feeling over the moon! I walked with a slight limp, but I felt great! I’ve been wanting to hit the 50 mile mark for some time now, but as with life, it’s been a case of… Continue reading Riding the Distance!
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!
Back to cycling regularly again and loving it! Thursday was a great day on the bike; the sky was clear blue yet again and with the entire day to ourselves, my partner decided that we’d drive a few miles out of Bristol, so that I could cycle a new route. We parked at Chew Valley… Continue reading She Climbs!
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…