The Inequalities of Winter

I cycle all year round, whatever the weather. Winter cycling is not for everyone – it’s cold, frequently dark and occasionally icy. But for me, cycling is still the best way to get to where I need to be. This winter I invested in some Read More …

Counting the Cost

Last October I was forced to look again at how I transport my two children. In three years of travelling by my beloved bakfiets cargo bike, both children had got to be awful big…and awful heavy. My poor knees were suffering and a diagnosis of Read More …

Running the School-Run Gauntlet

I have been doing the ‘school-run’ by cargo bike for around four years now. Actually, it started as the playgroup run, then became the nursery run, then the playgroup and nursery run, then the school and nursery run. I am looking forward to next year 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 …

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 …

Surely That Is Dangerous?

A week ago there was a lot of snow and ice around where we live. This made transporting myself and my two children tricky, but we managed to continue the school run by cargo bike for the whole week. One morning I stopped to say 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 …

Life After Bakfiets

Towards the end of last year the time came for a change from the bakfiets for transporting my two children. It was time to assess the options for carrying children by bike. I first got a cargo bike back in 2014, when my children were Read More …