At the weekend I went for a ride in the Exmoor National Park. We'd headed down the night before and stayed in the van just by Wimbleball Lake. It was beautiful there and I was really excited to get pedalling. After the previous weekend's trip to the Lakes, I felt confident that I had a … Continue reading Oh shhh, niggling voice. Just shh!
Category: Tales from the bike
Last weekend was a three day one, thanks to the wonder that is the British bank holiday. My Mr was away for the weekend, so I decided to take trip too, with some girl friends. It was my first biking break with my friends and we all took the Tuesday off work, to make a … Continue reading Lovely Lakes
Super Scotland: adventures North of the border
The Mr and I always tend to go away for a holiday in the UK around Easter. We've always been really lucky with the weather and had some great adventures at that time of year. This year was no different. This year we went to Scotland. We took a week off work and took our … Continue reading Super Scotland: adventures North of the border
The day I cried on my bike
Yesterday was tough. Yesterday I cried on my bike. The Mr and I took a trip over the bridge to try out the new Blade trail at Afan. The day started well, with awesome sausage sandwiches and coffee in the Skyline cafe, looking out at the blue sky and sunshine, feeling good. We (the Mr) … Continue reading The day I cried on my bike
Lovely Long Mynd
Last week The Mr and I decided to take a break. It's been a crazy few months for us both work-wise, so the idea of getting away and chilling out for a few days was very appealing, especially as the weather forecast was looking really good! So I snuck in a cheeky late notice leave … Continue reading Lovely Long Mynd
Bodies are amazing things aren't they? They can get you to the top of mountains and back down the other side, they can heal when you abuse them when you fall off your bike, and they can take you on wonderful adventures. And all they ask for in return is a little bit of TLC. … Continue reading Body Brilliant
All pumped for 2014
It's been a while since I last blogged and that's because I haven't done nearly enough riding in the past couple of months. I'm not really sure how it happened, but I went two months without a mountain bike ride before finally getting some pedaling in between Christmas and new year. We went up to … Continue reading All pumped for 2014
Pure Mountains: pure magic!
In October I celebrated my 30th birthday in style, up a Spanish mountain on a Pure Mountains holiday. It was the best birthday I've ever had and one of the very best holidays too! Pure Mountains is a mountain biking holiday company run by the very brilliant Jenny and Tim. They moved out to Spain … Continue reading Pure Mountains: pure magic!
Learning from the best
This weekend has been utterly brilliant. Yesterday saw me riding 28 miles on my Cotic Roadrat, simply because the sun was shining, and today was full of downhill action! I spent this morning getting another installment of coaching from the ever-awesome Katy Curd. Last time I saw her we spent a lot of time working … Continue reading Learning from the best
Today was a good day. It involved, tea, bikes, friends and adventure. You can't really ask for more than that on a Saturday, can you? The Mr and I took a trip over the bridge to the Forest of Dean for a much anticipated ride - my first one with Sara from the Bristol Bikellas … Continue reading Super Saturday