When a ride doesn't quite go to plan...
My first impressions of riding a road bike with hydraulic disc brakes
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.
Independent review of Morvelo Womens Emblem Undershorts
I have a love/hate relationship with road bikes. The bit I love is is the bikes and how beautiful they so often are. The bit I hate is the roads and how terrifying they can be. I dipped my toe into road biking a few years ago and never quite managed to enjoy it. I … Continue reading Can this mountain biker really enjoy a road bike?
And I'm not talking about grammar here. I've recently learnt that if you know your shit (about bikes), you’ll probably be less likely to believe you're shit (at riding bikes). I acquired this knowledge the hard way, after crashing out of my second attempt at racing enduro. Back in April, I entered the Mini Enduro … Continue reading The difference between knowing you’re sh*t and knowing your sh*t
It’s fair to say that I can be a bit of a pessimist, or a cynic. So, when Lili from Bike Nicks – the British firm making lightly padded cycling ‘lingerie’ – got in touch to suggest that I try the Bike Nicks Knicker on my mountain bike I did raise an eyebrow. Ladies’ knickers, … Continue reading Kit Review: Bike Nicks Knicker
We’ve been having some rather miserable weather here in the UK recently. It’s been wet and windy for what seems like months. We’ve been sitting inside, looking out of the window and hoping for some slightly less extreme weather to get a great ride in. This weekend though, my husband and I decided that we’d … Continue reading Kit review: Madison Flux super light women’s softshell jacket
It is a fact: women are in the minority in the sport of mountain biking. Whilst the sport is becoming more popular for us, it’s true that you’re likely to see more men than you are women unpacking their bikes in trail centre car parks. And for many years this disparity has been reflected in … Continue reading The end of shrinking and pinking: the British brands leading the field
I'm in love. It's true, I really am! I am in love with my beautiful, beautiful bike! I've said it before, buying a bike and making it really work for you is a very personal thing. Finding the right frame, the right gear and adding just the right amount of character takes time and effort. … Continue reading Riding like a dream