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First and last long ride before RideLondon

bike close up

I deferred my place in RideLondon last year and had hoped that I would be able to train and take part this year. Sadly, things have not gone as smoothly as I had hoped. I am unable to defer my place again, so I can either take part in the Read more…


Buggy Mums, parkrun, JPCC and a sundae

Turbo session

Wednesday was a rainy day, but that didn’t stop me from going along to Buggy Mums. I knew that Christine would have planned a session that would keep us moving and I wasn’t wrong. Unsurprisingly, we were a small group of just 7 people today, but that didn’t make it Read more…


Back on it – a weekly round-up

Tamsyn at Mile of Miles

Hello again! I feel like I’m finally getting back on top of things, so here’s a round-up of my week that included parkrun, swimming, Buggy Mums and Mile of Miles. Saturday – Volunteering at parkrun For the second week in a row, I was a volunteer at parkrun – this Read more…


How to deal with stinky cycling shoes

Spring is finally here with longer daylight and sunny days – hurray! For me, I’m hoping this means that there will be more opportunities for cycling (certainly by the end of April when my baby will be old enough to go in a bike trailer). However, I’ve just got out Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – How good are your bike handling skills?

Bike handling skills

One of the reasons why I’ve decided to take part in cyclocross is that I really want to improve my bike handling skills. I know that I’m nervous at times, and I don’t always react to hazards as well as I could. I admire anyone who is a really confident Read more…


What Valentine’s Day means to triathletes…

There are several challenges for non-triathletes who are dating triathletes… The first challenge is buying the right gift. Typical Valentines gifts include: underwear shoes Then of course, there are the activities. You’re thinking you might need some lube to get your pulse racing, whereas we want a HRM (or some Read more…


Last parkrun of 2016?

It’s been yet another busy week, where I’ve mostly had to be at home, so I’ve tried to make the most of the dry days and have spent some time in my garden. I raked up all of the leaves and filled my compost bin as well as a garden Read more…


Choosing a bike, parkrunning and some exciting post

Giant TCX SLR 1 2016

Following the theft of our bikes in August, we’ve been busy improving our home’s security (along with 1001 other home improvements). We’ve had a burglar alarm installed, locks changed, additional locks installed, secure lock points fitted and various other improvements, so we’re moving in the direction of being able to Read more…


Volunteering at parkrun and The Cycle Show 2016

Last weekend, was another busy one. On Saturday, Stuart and I were Run Directors at Southampton parkrun. It was a special event as we had encouraged members of staff from University of Southampton to take on the majority of volunteer roles. In some ways, I would have loved to get Read more…


My final race of 2016

The last couple of weeks have been hectic. I’ve been trying to round off various projects at work and then Stuart and I have been doing loads of DIY at home. We’re having carpets delivered tomorrow, so we’ve been trying to repaint 4 bedrooms and our lounge (including the ceilings Read more…