In April I was lucky enough to join Polly at Mountain Yoga Breaks in guiding a group of beginner mountain bikers around the Elan Valley. It was a brilliant weekend, with gorgeous weather, lovely people and a couple of beautiful bike rides. And, for me at least, it came with a whopping sense of achievement, for this was my first weekend working as a professional mountain bike guide.
Mountain biking and mental health: my Trans Cambrian story
All photos in this post are courtesy of the very talented Phill Stasiw Finally, mental health is starting to get discussed more and more openly in the UK. And from the BBC’s much-celebrated Mind Over Marathon documentary, to Look Mum No Hands’ panel discussion on the matter, the benefits of exercise for mental health are … Continue reading Mountain biking and mental health: my Trans Cambrian story
Mountain Yoga Breaks: a most wonderful weekend in Wales
If you’re looking for a fun, restorative weekend that includes a great big helping of fresh air and exercise look no further than Mountain Yoga Breaks
Crosswinds, some accidental off-roading and a terrible SPD-related incident: my first ride with a Garmin 810
When a ride doesn't quite go to plan...
Getting to grips with hydraulic disc brakes (on a road bike)
My first impressions of riding a road bike with hydraulic disc brakes
My experience of a bike fit at BW Cycling
With plans afoot for an exciting cycle tour later in the year, and against a backdrop of a continuing niggling injury, it seemed prudent to book myself in for a bike fit. So today I found myself pedaling over to BW Cycling in Bristol for what turned out to be an incredibly interesting hour and a half.
Do you really need to quit your job to live passionately?
This post is a bit of a departure from my usual topics, but it’s one that has been whirring around in my head since I visited the Women’s Adventure Expo back at the beginning of October. As I said at the time, I really loved the Expo – it was a brilliantly inspiring day, filled … Continue reading Do you really need to quit your job to live passionately?
Saying no to the little orange square: Why I’ve stopped using Strava
As I mentioned in a previous post, I've been a wee bit injured of late. Sadly, this has led to less riding than I would have hoped for over the summer months. And when I did get back on the bike, I wasn't able to push myself as hard as I normally would.
Kit review: Morvelo women’s emblem undershorts
Independent review of Morvelo Womens Emblem Undershorts
Women’s Adventure Expo 2016: my round up of a brilliant day
My round up of the Women's Adventure Expo 2016. What a lot of amazing women!