Post Surgical Glow.

This time last week I was discharged from hospital following stage one of the fix my back surgeries and it really was as life changing as the accident that caused it. When I got wheeled in Mr Marsh was chatting to one of the team, asked me how I was feeling and said “ this…

The things you can do….

I’ve decided to get my head out of my arse and try not to be so bleak about the current broken back, brain damage, still a bit wonky situation. It’s true that I’ve been a down in the dumps, and it’s not just the constant pain, the lack of sleeping and the work thing but…

Keep calm they say.

I’ve agonised and cried a lot this weekend, since deciding on the British Women’s Master’s Hour and then breaking my back and then still waiting for surgery I was beginning to feel a little tested, this weekend I opened the first letter that advised against me doing the record due to my spine condition and…

Well that bloody hurt.

This morning I woke up feeling quite chipper, I washed down my good night’s sleep with a spanking cup of mild brown blue mountain coffee, climbed into my bibshorts and headed off up the road for a quick 30k. 3k later I’m on the side of the road sat in a pool of my own…

Things aren’t all bad.

Over winter and being more than a little slightly broken I’ve been spending time on my Elite turbo trainer and while it’s a great piece of tech that my non cycling chums genuinely “WOW” over in their slight disbelief that their childhood toy had such computer controlled potential. I’ve bought fully into turbo training as…

Rejected for the right reason.

I found a coach, well actually there are a few coaches I’ve been speaking too and they all offer something different and I’ve been at different stages of the engagement process when communication stops for various reasons. Talking to coaches isn’t a natural thing to me, there’s always that slight bit of trepidation were I…

The Nameless Company

A company approached me offering support for my British Women’s Master’s Record, it’s the first and only time a company has approached me such a way. It’s no secret that Specialized have been wonderful to me and I have nothing but thanks and gratitude towards them and because of their attitude I will continue supporting…

Bkool Vs Zwift and why I chose Bkool

SINCE WRITING THIS I’VE SWITCHED TO CYCLEOPS WHO HAVE A BETTER U.I. AND MORE CONSIDERATE CUSTOMER SERVICE VALUES I‘ve never been one for exercise equipment in the home and beyond the odd roller, a couple of yoga mats and a few tensile bands I’ve managed to stick to that for over two and a half…

Answering the drugs questions.

Lately the question as I can make out through a wall of rather inventive insults is how can I be so anti-doping but enjoy drugs.

This week my new bikes arrived and they are beautiful.

Firstly I solved the time trail indoor bike by buying a pre-loved Specialized Shiv frame from ebay without wheels but for £1000 I think I got a good deal. The sparkling new bike I bought from Certini Bicycles in Bristol and they were brilliant. Although actually finding the bike was a ball ache. My choice…

Lee Valley Track Accreditation Pt.1

Having never been to the velodrome before a few things hit my about my first visit. After changing there’s a small walk to the track center, as I walked down the final few steps and got under the blue netting I realised that I was in the home of glory, Yeah I know that all…

British Master Women’s Hour Record.

When I started to speak with friends earlier in the year about the British Master’s Women’s Hour record; after the mockery and red wine fuelled scoffing, delivered in the way that only a bunch of base jumpers and mountain bikers can had died down a bit the remaining question  “ why hasn’t it been done…