Racing Reflections

January doesn’t seem that long ago. That was when I made a commitment to try road bike racing in 2018. In April, I did my first criterium (crit) race, Crit On The Campus. Since then, I have made it to the start and finish lines of Read More …

Developing A Nation Of Women Cyclists

This blog post was actually meant to be a talk at the Women’s Cycle Forum Pecha Caka event this year. I was gutted to not be able to make it. I blame the kids for passing on their lurgies at inopportune moments.  People sometimes talk Read More …

On The Road (Race)

Yesterday was another momentous day for me. I finished a Road Race. All the way to to finish line. The finish line and beyond in fact as I did a totally unnecessary final lap. The Dunfermline Cycling Club Women’s Road Race, to be specific. That’s Read More …

Racing Realities

Back in January this year I made my racing resolutions. I decided that 2018 was going to be the year I gave criterium and road racing a go. Yesterday, my cycle racing resolutions turned into cycle racing realities as I did my first race of Read More …

Training Week Six

This week has been week six following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell It was a week out of routine with the kids on February break, and I missed my daily cargo biking. The two tough turbo sessions in the Read More …

Training Week Five

This week has been week five following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week was a return to tough sessions after a rest week. A pub night meant doing turbo sessions two days in a row which is never Read More …

Training Week Four

This week has been week four following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell I was relieved to find that week four in the training plan was a rest week. I was feeling pretty tired and had picked up a bit Read More …

Training Week Three

This week has been week three following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell This week had to be rearranged a bit. I can’t actually blame the children for this since it was due to a haircut. I switched my two Read More …

Training Week Two

This has been week two following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell It has been a week of snow and ice which has made cycling tricky. Still, I completed three turbo sessions, including the ‘bonus’ Saturday session. The icy conditions Read More …

Training Week One

This week has been week one following the British Cycling 8 week pre-season training plan. In a Nutshell Week one went well. I completed all the sessions I intended to do. The Sunday session had to be modified, but I always knew this would be Read More …