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 …

Championing The Cause of Women’s Cycling

I became a ‘Breeze Champion’ last October. To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of British Cycling’s HSBC Breeze initiative before I went on the course. My motivation to attend was that I had recently qualified as a Level 2 Cycle Coach and was starting Read More …

Is Confidence a Gender Issue?

I ran a coaching session with my club, Hervelo Cycling this morning. The road cycling side of the club (known as ‘the skinnies’) is largely made up of ladies like myself who got a road bike and just rode it. The majority of us have 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 …

An Image(s) Problem

After deciding that 2018 will be the year in which I get into road racing, I have been making use of the British Cycling online training plans. These are great. They are free to download. The include lots of detail. They have links to all 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 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 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 …