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Training ride in the New Forest

Flat lay of cycling kit with the text 'Training ride in the New Forest'

After a series of conferences on Fridays, I finally had a Friday free to go on a training ride. It was much needed as I’ve got Castle to Coast sportive triathlon and RideLondon within the next month. I’ve not spent enough in the saddle this year. I’ve also been struggling Read more…


Two runs in a row at Southampton parkrun

Wet tarmac

Yesterday was my first buggy run at Southampton parkrun for a number of weeks. I’ve missed a few because of being in Warwick for the parkrun Ambassadors Conference, then I was in Tenby for the Long Course Weekend. After that, I was at Thunder Run. Last weekend, I had relatives Read more…


A week where I managed to swim, cycle and run (at last!)

Reading FC hospitality package competition image

Wow – what a week! Swimming On Monday, I wasn’t feeling motivated to get in the pool. I think M knew that Stu was out with his friends watching the Superbowl on Sunday night, so she decided that she’d also like to be up partying. I got very little sleep Read more…


Fear of failure at RideLondon-Surrey 100

Selfie at the start of RideLondon

I spent a long time dithering about whether I should take part in RideLondon-Surrey 100 this year. I got my place in 2016, but as I was pregnant, I did not feel that it would be advisable to take part in the event. (Physically, I was fit enough, but I Read more…


First and last long ride before RideLondon

Close up of the handlebars on a bike

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…


Breathing space – training when ill

A hot drink and a box of tissues

I’ve not been well for the last couple of weeks. I’ve had a sore throat and a chest infection, which has made ordinary life a bit of a struggle, let alone training. Blogging has had to take a backseat to just getting on with life! Breathing problems Sometimes being stubborn Read more…


Woohoo – I’m now a Breeze Champion!

British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leadership certificate

Today is all about cycling – RideLondon, Breeze and some online articles. RideLondon A little while ago, I found out that I didn’t get a place in Ride London, which was disappointing. However, I think I’ve already overcommitted myself this year, so I’m not too upset! Breeze Ride Leader course Read more…