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 …

On Your Bikes Ladies!

Why don’t more women cycle? Why is cycling still so male dominated? What can we do to get more women on bikes? These are questions that many people ask. They are questions I have asked myself on a number of levels. When I used to Read More …

A law unto themselves?

I am not alone in being somewhat infuriated by the announcement of a review into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling. However, today I thought about it a bit more logically. Now I’m even more infuriated….because I find myself agreeing with Read More …

Risky Business

I am all for children taking risks. I think it is essential that all children grow up being encouraged to take risks. It is only through taking risks that they can learn how to manage risks. We all want to keep our children safe all Read More …

“That woman with the bike”

Pretty soon after I started using the cargo bike on a daily basis, I realised that I was no longer just ‘a cyclist’ to the people I came across. I became “that woman with the bike”. I know this because I have a friend who Read More …