Strength training for cyclists – find it on the wall…

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…and not the bonking kind!

Since falling well and truly in love with cycling all strength training has taken a back seat. Whilst this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, there are of course areas that I should continue to work on, for example strength and conditioning. The last thing I want is an injury. I try to go to yoga when I can but recently I rediscovered a childhood activity that tested and strength trained me in a new and fun way. View Full Post

Mental Struggle – The Post-Adventure “come down”

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Mental Struggle

I wrote this blog post a while ago but never posted it, honestly because I was too scared too. It’s Mental Health Awareness Week this week though, and I know from talking to friends that I’m not the only one to feel low sometimes. So, it felt like the right time to share this, sometimes true honesty is the best policy, how ever scary.

This is for all of you – who have low points and don’t feel ok all the time.

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My Big Easter Adventure – London > Bruges > Calais

I’d mentally decided to cycle to Bruges over the Easter weekend about 6 weeks before, but actually only got round to booking my ferry and accommodation 2 weeks before.
This wasn’t a problem P&O offer very regular sailings between Dover and Calais. What it did mean though, was I ended up only being able to book a bed in a 10 bed dormitory at St. Christopher’s Inn, more on this later.
With the necessities booked the only other prepping required was route planning and packing.
Most of this I finalised the night before I left, what can I say I’d had a busy week. However it also proved to me, someone who loves to plan EVERYTHING in advance, that I don’t need to!
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