The 17th May 2019 me the Bike Boss and 4 friends completed the Etape Du Dales. Branded one of the toughest Sportives in the UK it lived up to its name. For the last 11 months if you had asked me who had won that day I would have said the Dales. We spent 9… Continue reading Heads you lose Dales you win
Bon Courage – climbing the Tourmalet
19th July Thibaut Pinot delights the French by sprinting away from the remaining GC contenders to win on the Tourmalet! (51 mins and 33 seconds) A summit finish that descends me into a spiral of panic and self doubt! The pros had made it look like hard work, how on earth would I make it… Continue reading Bon Courage – climbing the Tourmalet
9th August – Today You Win
On the 9th August Thomas will be 18; it will be a momentous occasion. At 3:15pm the exact time he struggled into the world eyes wide open and screaming I will launch 🚀 “Today You Win” It’s been a long hard road that has passed in the blink of an eye. I have raised a… Continue reading 9th August – Today You Win
Chased the sun and won
3:53am We are riding down the drive of a caravan park heading to the start. In front of me is a guy with a carrier bag full of food swinging off his handle bar with the other hand off the bars he is filming the twinkling lights that are snaking in front of us heading… Continue reading Chased the sun and won
Peak DistrictI have a confession......I don't like the Peak District! I know, sacrilege for a cyclist to say. It's very pretty don't get me wrong but oh my it hurts my legs, burns my lungs and breaks my heart. It is unfortunately the way to London ....really there must be another way! My first attempt… Continue reading Flaming June
Manchester to London “Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.
On the 2nd September 2018 I am riding my bike from Manchester to London in one day, just the 220 miles and probably more than 16 hours of pedalling to complete the Rapha M2L ride for Ambitious about Autism. Why you ask? Well first off this is preemptive action! Over a late night Gin and… Continue reading Manchester to London “Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much” – Helen Keller.
We ride together- climbing and smiling
To mark the Rapha women's 100 last year I rode 100 miles with a very dear friend and a group of other amazing women along with some awesome support from some blokes from their cycling club (Tamworth RCC) we made the local paper (the Tamworth Gazette) by virtue of the very large amount of money… Continue reading We ride together- climbing and smiling