I may be biased; my ancestors were amongst some of the very first to settle in Bermuda, in 1609. My family therefore (on my mother’s side) are Bermudian through and through, something of which I am very proud! And if you’ve been to Bermuda, you will know why. The island is paradise. A surreal place, somewhat isolated in… Continue reading Cycling in Paradise
With day to day life having me preoccupied with work, studies, and some prolonged birthday celebrations, I realised the other day that I haven’t blogged since my London to Paris ride in August… but although not blogging, I have been enjoying some pretty good rides! Catching the last of the light evenings, I’ve been out a… Continue reading Lone riding, a near collision with Tom Dumoulin, & big plans in search of small mountains in Tenerife. . .
A warm Wednesday morning, our third and final day, with a route that would eventually take us into Paris, was set to be another long and hot one! I felt nervous after the previous day’s struggles, but tried to channel confident thoughts as we set off. The first few km took us up and around… Continue reading Big Ben to the Arc de Triomphe: Challenge complete!
A couple of years ago my then partner – now husband, cycled from London to Paris, in 24 hours. I remember the day; I waved him off at the start line before making my way to St Pancreas station to catch the Eurostar – aka, the sensible route – arriving in Paris set to wave… Continue reading From Big Ben to the Arc de Triomphe; Cycling London to Paris, Part 1 . . .
If I wasn’t cycling to Paris in a matter of weeks, would I spend my Sunday afternoon out riding in the pouring rain? Perhaps not! But… as it happens I am cycling to Paris, and in just a few weeks! So, when Sunday came around (a couple of weeks ago now), but along with it the… Continue reading London to Paris… on 2 wheels… Here I Come!
Distance milestones are pretty satisfying and on the 1st Sunday of June,I rode 90km (56 miles) and returned home feeling over the moon! I walked with a slight limp, but I felt great! I’ve been wanting to hit the 50 mile mark for some time now, but as with life, it’s been a case of… Continue reading Riding the Distance!
After writing a post all about how much, and why I love cycling, I went out last week and came back somewhat unimpressed with my ride – but not for any reasonable reasons! I have therefore realised, I should maybe have a re-read of my previous blog (10 Reason’s Why YOU Should Be Cycling), and… Continue reading Just Enjoy the Ride!
March marked my 1 year cycling anniversary! And what an AMAZING year . . . Cycling has become a huge part of my life, and as I look forward to all the things I want to achieve on my bike this coming Summer, I thought I’d share the top 10 reasons I love it so… Continue reading 10 Reason’s Why YOU Should Be Cycling
And I thought the Cheddar climb was hard! Not since those first few months last year, after I’d just been bought my road bike, when the slightest upward gradient would throw me into turmoil, have I had found cycling so damn hard! What is the quote? – “it doesn’t get easier, you just get faster”… Continue reading It Doesn’t Get Easier, The Hills Just Get Steeper!
Back to cycling regularly again and loving it! Thursday was a great day on the bike; the sky was clear blue yet again and with the entire day to ourselves, my partner decided that we’d drive a few miles out of Bristol, so that I could cycle a new route. We parked at Chew Valley… Continue reading She Climbs!