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On yer bike – for the YMCA…

You may remember that last year I took part in Tour de Y, a charity bike ride from Lake Windermere to London in aid of YMCA. This year, I’m excited to be able to support YMCA again (and I’m looking forward to meeting up with some of the fantastic people Read more…


Wiltshire (Ups and) Downs Sportive

As the weather was forecast to be nice on Sunday (and the clock change made it feel like I’d had a lie in), I decided to squeeze in a ride at the Wiltshire Downs Sportive. There were 4 distances on offer: ‘Fun’: 15 miles / 24 km Short: 34 miles Read more…


Wiggle New Forest 100 Sportive

Whilst on the Isles of Scilly, I noticed a post on a Breeze facebook group looking for a ride leader with a first aid certificate to support a 4 day charity bike ride from Ulverston to London (about 360 miles/580km). ‘How convenient that I’ve just completed my first aid certificate’, Read more…


Evans Rideit! Sportive

Stuart fixing a puncture at the Evans RideIt! Sportive

My first big cycling event of the year was scheduled to be Evans RideIt! Sportive in Newbury. Three distances were offered: Short: 30 miles/48km Medium: 50 miles/80km Long: 70 miles/112km I’ve not been doing a lot of cycle training, but the plan was to do the long course with Stuart, Read more…


New Year’s Resolutions – is it worth making any?

In 2015, I will be: spending more time with my family (whilst also making new friends and expanding my social circle) rekindling my passion for an old hobby (and trying my hand at something new) shifting that extra stone/14lbs/6kg and not giving into any unhealthy temptations whatsoever. Yeah, right. With Read more…


Best bike ride ever!

Tamsyn and Stuart at the end of the Wiggle ride

After all of my training recently, my lovely husband bought me a beautiful bouquet of Oriental lilies, which are my favourite flowers. On Saturday morning, I decided to go swimming instead of running. I’ve only been swimming with the Tri Club on a Saturday morning once before. That was a Read more…