Diet & Lifestyle

Do You Really Need Meat in Your Diet?

This collaborative post was written by Ellie Choi exclusively for Mummy’s Gone a Cycle.   At the beginning of February, The Guardian reported that sales of animal-free products have increased tremendously, because half of the adult population in the UK are now seeking meat-free alternatives. Read More …

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Living The Dream?

Friday was day 3 of the snow days. It was time to venture out of the house. My eldest is very much an outdoor boy and he had been out every day sledging, throwing snowballs and launching himself into snowdrifts. My youngest is happy outdoors, Read More …

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Appearances Matter

I have a particular interest in getting more women and girls cycling and I have written before about why I believe there are not more women cycling. This is a complex subject and there are many reasons why there are not more women on bikes. In Read More …

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But That’s Cheating!

I was recently very fortunate to be given a free loan of an electric bike (e-bike) for a few days by Edinburgh Bike Cooperative and I have been having a great time trying it out. More posts to follow about riding an e-bike and the Read More …

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Falling Off The Wagon

So much for giving up alcohol, caffeine and sugar. In my defence, the run up to Christmas was never going to be the best time for such substantial lifestyle changes. After all, what is Christmas all about. Surely it’s about overeating, massive commercial consumption and Read More …

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From the Other Side of the Steering Wheel

Today I woke up to some seriously icy conditions. When it comes to getting from A to B, I will cycle in most conditions. But not ice. Today I was going to have to be a driver. To be fair, I gave the bike a Read More …

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Safe as Houses?

Somebody tried to break into my garage a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t really seem that big a deal at the time. We were watching tv and thinking about going to bed when there was an almighty bang on the garage door. We looked Read More …

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The Queen of Quitting Sugar?

A while ago I wrote about giving up some of my favourite things in search of a healthy lifestyle. Time for an update on quitting sugar. Other People’s Opinions When I mention that I am giving up caffeine and alcohol, I get similar reactions from Read More …

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Everything in Moderation?

I have always had an interest in healthy eating and I consider myself to have a pretty good diet. I have spent a fair bit of the past three years losing the ‘baby weight’ and I think I have a good understanding of how to Read More …

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Knowing my limits

I have now reached the age where I say things like “you feel immortal when you are in your teens and twenties”. The age where slight aches and pains make me wonder if I have some dreadful illness. The age where I sometimes look at Read More …

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