Lifestyle

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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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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Keeping up Appearances

Cycling and appearance has been making the news at the moment. Chris Hoy declared in his new GQ style article that: ‘professional cycling gear generally looks awful on pretty much anyone heavier than eight stone and with more than five per cent body aerodynamic fat’ Read More …

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Why having children is like having bikes

Today, I was reflecting on the fact that my bikes were my babies before I had babies. Then it came to me just how many similarities there are between being a mother and being a cyclist. Here is my reasoning: Some days with them are Read More …

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Where the grass is greenest after all

I was on a first aid course today. This meant hubby taking the day off to look after the children. It meant me being child free from 9am-5pm. Similar to what a lot of working parents do several days of the week. I was also Read More …

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Ode to Joy

I had a fantastic day out on the bike today. Once a month, I have a day off being Mummy and I go out with my cycle club, Hervelo. As I said in my last post, I am suffering from Turbo fatigue and remembering that Read More …

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Running and Me

I have something of a love / hate relationship with running. I love how quickly running gets you fit. I love how little time it takes. I love how accepting and supportive the running community is. The phenomenally successful Parkrun movement, to me, exemplifies all Read More …

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Lycra in the Playground

When my son started at the school nursery, I became ‘a playground mum’. Playground mums are those mums who are lucky enough to be able to drop off and collect their lovely offspring from school or nursery each day. When I stopped work and became Read More …

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