As a cyclist my health has always been important to me. Feeling fit and healthy is a part of who I am. For me there is nothing better than feeling fast and fit out on my road bike.

As with many women (and men) my interest in health has often centred around my diet and my weight. With young children in the house, finding a healthy diet to suit everyone has its challenges. This doesn’t get any easier when I decide to make (sometimes ill-judged) drastic changes and then change my mind.

With so much of my daily transport – including the school run – done by bike I do have a habit of taking a degree of fitness for granted. However, as I have got older, I have found myself facing the challenges of dodgy knees and erratic hormones. With no intention of ever giving up cycling, I am learning to adapt.


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