My Secret Weapon

I got a secret weapon for this season. A new TT bike? No, although the white Shiv TT frame is pretty cool. A new helmet? No, although I am looking around for something bright and comfortable with my LEJOG record attempt in mind. A motor? No way! My alias may be duracellbunnyonabike, but I don’t…

Audax and Cycle Touring

One of my plans for this year was to insert some more of the “ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike” approach into my training to balance the many hours on the turbo. And so I did. Over winter I have done a few long rides to visit friends or family, in early…

Support Crew LEJOG Solo Record

Dear friends, family, fans (if I have any?!), fellow cyclists and anyone up for a challenge: I am hoping to recruit a crew for my solo Land’s End John o’Groats record attempt and I hope you want to be part of this adventure! You will be my secret weapons, my ‘lightsabers’. 

Dream Big … Set Goals … Take Action

For some of you the images used in my last blog post hinting at my cycling dreams for 2016/17 may have been enough to grasp the enormity of the challenge I have set myself. Covering 843 miles solo, without sleeping or stopping, all within 52 hours, is probably more than any ‘normal’ person would want to…

New Year, New Team, New Goals

I have been looking forward so much to writing this blog, but these three images just sum up so much better than any words what my plans, dreams, hopes and goals are. It feels like things are starting to fall into place and I am so excited about it all. I wish you all the very…

Off-Season Cycling

Phew – somehow I managed to get that National 12-hr TT win in just in time before work just completely hijacked my life. Initially, I had planned to ride a few more time trials, but there was little point in riding them without any time to train. With a mixture of joy for others and…

National 12hr TT – WIN!

It took me a year, but I am super chuffed to have achieved last year’s goal: winning the National 12hr TT title. Being awarded the Best British All-Rounder title last year was amazing – and I wouldn’t do it justice by considering it ‘solace’ for missing out on my main goal – but winning the…

#mixitup

…from the wonderful world of aerodynamics and power data to the equally quirky scene of AudaxUK… Probably one of the most popular hashtags among UK timetriallist on Twitter is #smashitup. Coined by (I believe) TT Champion of Champs Matt Bottrill and used by many of his coached riders, this approach may work for some but for…

IF…

If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;

If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same;

It’s a long lonely road…

After my last upbeat blog post, I am sorry to disappoint with a rather whining one this time. It’s great to share the ‘ups’, but I hope you don’t mind me sharing the ‘downs’ too. After a somewhat disappointing ride during the National 50 last weekend (not that I did a particularly bad time, but there was…

A great time vs. a great ride

Guessing that many of you won’t enjoy reading blog post after blog post about individual TT events – particularly if you can’t make head or tail of those mysteriously coded courses or power lingo – I have just added a new ‘results‘ page to my blog. Feel free to have a look there from time…

Wonder Wheels

For my last birthday I asked my dad for Eileen Sheridan’s autobiography ‘Wonder Wheels’ as she is a big inspiration (see this blog post from last year). During a trip to Rome with my husband at the end of last season, I finally found time to read the book on the plane.