Mummy’s Training

What’s The plan?

I recently publicly committed to having a go at road racing this year. So, I thought I had better get thinking about a training plan. Before I could really decide on a plan, I needed an honest assessment of where I am now. Where Am Read More …

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Racing Resolutions

I have been thinking about my aims for 2018. It’s not that I am particularly into New Years Resolutions, but I do like to have an aim or two for the year, and New Year seems as good a time as any to think about Read More …

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Cafe stops – not everyones cup of tea?

I got out for my monthly Hervelo club ride today. A fantastic 40 miles with a cafe stop on a beautiful crisp sunny day. The route was an out and back, planned around a cafe which does great bacon rolls. We even left a bit Read More …

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My new old bike

My first bike was not a road bike. Back in the day, when I considered one bike to be entirely sufficient, that one bike was not a road bike. These days, I have lots of bikes. I can justify them all, I really can. Well Read More …

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Cyclists of the World Unite! Or at least be friendly

My husband and I recently took part in a local sportive. How times have changed… In the past (before children), we would have entered the longest route. The night before the ride we would have made sure we got enough sleep. We would have arrived Read More …

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Turbo Powered

For the past three months, I have spent my weekend and evening cycle time in the garage. We have a fantastic garage set up. Race bikes on turbo trainers with a TV and a huge range of box sets, plus a range of cooling fans. Read More …

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My ill-informed views on Cycling clubs

My opinions on road cycling clubs have been formed by those clubs I have been involved with. That is really not very many clubs at all. I can count them all on the fingers of one hand. I wrote an earlier post about my first Read More …

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My first experiences with club cycling

I cycled alone for years, for transport mostly. After three years living in the back of beyond and getting more and more into road biking, I was keen to be part of something bigger and join a club. Cycle clubs were one of the first Read More …

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Finding the time to train

For me, this has been one of the biggest challenges to getting back on the bike since I had children. It’s the reason why I kept getting back into running. Running is quick and simple – straight out of the door and a half hour Read More …

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