I have hardly cycled at all this year which I really hate to admit. However on Saturday I went for my first bike ride in ages. A casual 40km with my partner in crime around the country lanes of Hertfordshire with a stop gap at The Hub cafe in Redbourn. If you are ever that way it’s a really cute cycling cafe with tonnes of cakes to choose from to keep you going for the rest of your ride. As…

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Le Tour de France starts today, probably one of the greatest endurance sports of all time and one that I have had to watch year on year (thanks Dad). But why is it the greatest, you may ask? The Tour spans over 23 consecutive days with 21 days of cycling and only 2 days of rest. Sounds brutal already right? Over those 21 days the cyclists will cover 3,540km, ouch. The longest stage covers 222.5km. The 21 stages include, mountain…

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I wrote a post a couple of weeks ago listing my top 5 things for winter training when it comes to cycling (see the post here). However if you are not one for cycling outdoors in the winter months then the indoor alternative is either spin, turbo or roller sessions. In terms of sessions at home you will probably have a different set up depending on the space that you have, however here are a few pointers to keep you going. 1…

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Well 6 to be precise. On Sunday Luke surprised me with VIP tickets to the Six Day Cycling Series at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park. The Six Day Series started in London in 1878 where track racing and musical entertainment join forces. Luke went to the Six Day Series last year when it made its London comeback after a 35 year absence. How he described it to me and the footage I had seen over other social media sites this year…

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Winter is definitely on its way and for those of you who are brave enough to hit the outdoor world on the bike rather then exclusively move to the spin sessions or the turbo trainer will need keep safe and warm. The below includes a list of my top five essentials to get you through those dark cold mornings and evenings. Overshoes I bought overshoes for the first time last winter and whoa do these guys make a difference. I literally…

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CLASSES

Every Wednesday from 9th January I will be running a yoga class for charity at Benk & Bo. If you are interested please sign up via Eventbrite – I would love to see you there.