Tag Archive | bike

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

My muscles are creaking, my calves are stiff and my head feels a liiiitttle bit fuzzy. 24 hours since I joined the masses and rode 54 miles (+5 +6 but who’s counting…) for British Heart Foundation’s flagship London to Brighton ride. And my body knew about it! It’s Friday now, and I can walk again, […]

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

MOST MAMMOTH EDIT EVER. But it’s here! Nearly two months on, the challenge is a completely surreal distant dream. The finer points are all a bit hazy, but the feeling I got from that epic week will never ever leave me. What a year. So where the hell have I been all this time? Well, […]

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

Yes, I know, people keep telling me and I’m not one to argue given that it’s 100% fact. I’ve changed. So I made a little video of my exploits as this absolute non-athlete goes on a casual 100km bike ride of a bank holiday Monday, in preparation for my pant-wettingly fast approaching bike ride to […]

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I can’t do it. It’s not worth it. I’ve had enough. So I QUIT.   Alcohol. Not the challenge. I cannot get my head around how quickly The Big Challenge has come around… despite the fact I’ve been counting down the weeks/days/hours since about May. It’s exactly three weeks til I hop on my bike […]

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

Sooooo… I’ve been a bit quiet recently, on here and Twitter. Normally when I say that it’s because I’ve been dashing about getting into various pickles, generally as a result of a lethal combination of general day-to-day idiocy (it’ll be charming to someone, some day…) and slightly too much vino of an evening. This time, […]

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

So this is exciting. YFT1 has been published on Hip & Healthy – an online magazine focussing on fitness, health and well-being. For once I’m not wanging on about Type 1 *gasp* – this article is actually about cycling, something I rarely stop talking about now that training for The Big Challenge (which is VERY much […]

The Big Challenge

The Big Challenge

No, like REALLY big. Really, really super silly big. Well, not landing an aircraft big. Or turning water in wine big (still trying on that one). But in the realms of my silly existence… it’s a whopper. I’m excited. And I’m utterly terrified. Here’s a very obvious clue… Quite a few months ago, long enough […]

Cycling To Work In London Town

Cycling To Work In London Town

Today I took the plunge and decided to join the rat race on two wheels. Gulp. IT WAS WONDERFUL. (That’s the conclusion. You don’t need to read the rest of this now). *yelps* Staayyyy! I am completely and utterly obsessed with my bike. It’s a 100% head over heels love affair of the best kind. […]