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Training update: All things must pass

I haven’t blogged for quite a while, truth is things haven’t been great. My mum always said ‘if you haven’t got anything nice to say don’t say anything at all’ and so I’m a firm believer in sharing the positive… Continue Reading →

24/240 – What really happened?

It’s 6am, I’ve been pedalling for an hour and a half since my four hour nap to get over the last 120 miles. The suns coming up, but my hearts starting to sink for I’ve entered the valley of doom…. Continue Reading →

One for the ladies!

British Cycling Breeze Program You may remember that some time ago I attended a course to become a Breeze Champion Ride Leader and since I returned from Greece I have working towards getting some regular rides off the ground. What… Continue Reading →

FTP – Functional Threshold Power baby, yeah!

Since, I’ve been working with power and using tests to determine my zones, a few people have asked me what it means or how it works. Now, just as a little disclaimer before we start – I am not a… Continue Reading →

Training update: Tears, Fears and FTP tests! 

So, I have been home for a while now, I hit the ground running and got back into the swing of training and felt like things were going well getting back into a routine and they were, physically. After a… Continue Reading →

Speed isn’t everything…. Say Watt!!??

I know I know, it’s a hard concept to get your head around and if you are anything like me you will struggle with it. From the moment I took up road cycling and began tearing around my local areas,… Continue Reading →

You can’t always get what you want…

It’s been a week since I returned to the UK from my Greek adventure and although it was a tough decision to make, I know it was the right one. When you’ve got big plans ahead and you get the… Continue Reading →

Cycling in Zankynthos…What’s it REALLY like???

Hey you lot! So it’s been a while since I have posted, I have been super busy out and about on the bike. I’ve had a chance to settle into the rides, get some regular routes and it’s been fun… Continue Reading →

“It happens to the best of us….”

“It happens to the best of us…” at least that’s what they say, but does it really??! Last week was my first week on the job as the Cycle Guide with real customers and everything!! The last few weeks have… Continue Reading →

Zankynthos, First Impressions

So I arrived on the island of Zankynthos, Greece on Sunday 14th May 2017. Filled with mixed emotions, nervous, excited and filled with questions as I ventured into the unknown. The flight was pleasant enough, although a very early start… Continue Reading →

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