Monday, 27 July 2015

Tour de France Art


Woo hoo. Well done Froome. As I adjust to life without stages to watch, I am lucky enough to have one of these beauts to look at every day to remind me of yesteryear's TDF. Simon Fitzmaurice created these beautiful illustrated maps depicting the first three stages of the 2014 Tour that took place here in the UK. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

JOGLE// End to End travel & accommodation


I had a conversation over the phone with a B&B owner who said all their rooms were for two people sharing. I said I was fine with that but they'd have to serve me two breakfasts. They hung up.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The End of my End to End JOGLE Adventure


So I cycled over 900 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End. One puncture, no injuries (except for sunburn & that time I zipped my nose up in my waterproof), no cycling shorts, no support crew & I nailed every hill.


Saturday, 13 June 2015

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Another year older, another bike cake

I swear these birthday things get even better every year.

Every year I prepare myself for an epic meltdown but it has not happened. Yet. Ok, there was that one time I ran away from my 27th birthday party in Lima and didn't stop for two hours and had to be picked up from the sketchiest part of town but I'm going to blame that on the altitude (alcohol) and living away from home. The only thing more stressful than organising your birthday is having someone else try and organise something for you. My biggest fear in life is a surprise party. I know I'd be wearing my running kit and no make up as all my glamorous friends jump out, shout 'SURPRISE' as I cry in their faces.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Cycling Essentials: Masking Tape

The second I put a banana in my bag it gets bruised and becomes poisonous. Stay where I can see you bike banana.
There are lots of things I forget when I'm going on bike rides like spare inner tubes, lights, where i'm going, my worries, but I always remember masking tape. It's ideal for taping maps and snacks to your handle bars without damaging your bike. I've also used it for minor repairs and was known to have had a back light taped to the back of my seat for a whole season.Also, I don't think i've had a pair of sunglasses that haven't benefited from a tape up à la Jack Duckworth.
Masking tape, I salute you.
An alternative to the carrot on the stick. I go so much faster with one of these taped to my bars.
Screw you Google Maps, screw you.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Richmond Park// Summer, the prequel

All the deer, no idea
To celebrate the sun showing its face and enjoying it before it disappears again until June (it's bluffing, don't put your gloves away yet), I followed in Charles I's plague escaping Stuart footsteps and fled to Richmond Park

Friday, 27 March 2015

View from my bike

Can you believe the London Eye is 15 years old already? It will be finishing school and getting a National Insurance card soon
I never get bored cycling around my city. It's constantly changing and I notice new things every day. I always look around and think of all these amazing sights I would miss out on if I was standing under someone's armpit on the tube.
As it's turning into spring I thought I'd share some of the sights I've been enjoying recently in-between taking off layers and losing gloves.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Happy 5th Birthday Ecobici


 So Mexico City's public cycle hire scheme, Ecobici, celebrates its 5th birthday. I have such fond memories of my time riding around that amazing city with them so here is my homage in photographic form. Cue music....

Friday, 13 February 2015

Velove

Happy Valentine's Day you sexy bunch. Here, have a look at some couples loving it up on bikes:
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