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

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 decades. Over winter I’d eat pies and become slightly more rounded. 2016 ruined that as I bought into…

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…

Bricks, planks & records

As a child I was a bit of a tomboy, that won’t surprise anyone that knows me and things really haven’t moved very far, I was looking through old photos, you know the kind that you used to take to the chemist to be developed from the 110 film taken on those shitty cube flashes…

Splif, Zen & backpain

Not riding is killing me, ok maybe I won’t die through lack of pedalling but there’s a shift in my mental state and it’s not a happy one. Not being active really is knocking me off a little. Physical pain I’m rather cool with, and I’m not saying that because I’m some hard arse in…

Doing it because it’s there and because you can.

I’m one of those people that annoyingly never stick to anything, I’ve always lived with the view that pick something, get good at it, enjoy it for what it is and then move on to do something else. I’ve loved sky diving and base jumping, the wonders of scuba diving, the joys of just deciding…

Handsling’s and Points Races

Over the weekend I was left gasping and screaming at the telly box. My cats, Marcell Kitten and Mark Catindish running for cover in fear of their human making noises that they don’t normally hear.It was of course the fault the women’s GB track team in Glasgow and I do wonder if either Marcell or…

When ambition isn’t enough.

Over the last few days social media has filled me with both joy and despair. As a lifelong cyclist and middle aged woman I was really happy to hear reports that more women are taking up the sport either to compete or just for fun and on the same day I learned through CasquetteCC that…