In full swing

Having signed up to lead at least 5 social rides this year as well as running the ladies leisure rides for our local club, I’ve now passed my basic first aid course (here’s hoping that nobody injures themselves under my watch) and I’ve already lead 2 social rides and been out on 3 ladies leisure […]

Put a smile on your face

Having pimped my ride by adding a simple but cheap accessory to my basket, I now have something that brightens up my commute to work on a gloomy day!  

Back in the saddle

It’s been a little while since my last post but following a sneaky break from cycling to pursue my other passion on the piste as well as coming down with a short illness I am now back in the saddle and liking the spring-like weather. I’m now officially an Assistant Ride Leader (just need to […]

All signed up

I am excited to say I have just registered to take part in a British Cycling Ride Leader Course.  Once I’ve taken the course I’ll be expected to lead at least 5 rides this year.  I’ll advertise the dates and locations on my events page as when they are organised.  My husband chuckled and said […]

Super Heros required

This week I found myself in the middle of the Derby Velodrome.  It wasn’t a cycling related visit and the arena wasn’t in use by cyclists on the day, but it gave me the opportunity to see the track in the ‘flesh’ and to appreciate the size, scale and gradient of the banking.  All I […]

Santa takes to pedal power

For girls out there who have a desire to get fit, loose some weight and generally feel healthier but don’t want to spend a fortune on joining a gym in case they don’t like it or are unsure that they’ll stick at it then consider whether you have a bike tucked away abandoned somewhere in the […]

The Tortoise v’s The Hare!

Shortly before Christmas I found myself having to take the car to work instead of my usual mode of transport – the bike!  Just one journey reminded me why I choose to travel by bike.  A journey that normally takes me just 10 minutes on a bike took me 3o minutes by car!!  How ridiculous […]

Braving the weather

Ok so I went along to our local ‘Ladies Leisure Ride’ yesterday only to find that I was the only one insane enough to turn up in such conditions.  Nevertheless I plucked up some enthusiasm to take the long way home and surprisingly really enjoyed the ride despite the wind and rain! It is often the case […]

Raleigh Chopper

This is me!

A brief view of my life through the spokes of a bicycle wheel… Having been born into a family that lives, breathes, eats and sleeps bikes, it was inevitable that I would eventually succumb to the addition of two wheels. I have attempted over the years to steer myself in alternative directions, having tried other […]