Keep safe while commuting by bike

Keep safe while commuting by bike: 5 useful tips for new bike commuters

It’s really important to keep safe while commuting by bike so when fellow rider/writer Amanda Wilkes contacted me and asked if she could contribute an article I was keen to publish it. Over to Amanda….. If you love to cycle and care about the environment, choosing to ride to work can help you both improve your fitness level and reduce harmful emissions. However, for the uninitiated, commuting to work can present some problems – maybe you aren’t sure how to make sure you’re seen by vehicles, or maybe you want to avoid showing up to work sweaty. Here are five

Read more
Come 'n' Try racing

Give Club Cycle racing a go with Women’s Come ‘n’ Try racing

If I think back to my pre-cycling me, I would have been amazed at my devotion to cycling, and I would have thought it was extraordinary that I’d given racing a go through the Come ‘n ‘ Try racing program. I’ve spent my whole life being the ‘non-sporty’ type. I remember being reasonably involved in little athletics and other sport when I was at primary school but once I reached high school I tried my hardest to get out of any sporting endeavour, particularly any competitive one!!! At my school the sporty girls were encouraged to be involved but if

Read more
Women's Health Week

Focus on yourself, it’s Women’s Health Week

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reading about a great initiative of Jean Hailes for Women’s Health called Women’s Health Week. So this week there are plenty of activities including cycling related events, to encourage women to focus on their health, both physical and mental. Most women are not good at focusing on themselves and making their health a priority, so put a few hours aside this week to do just that. And there’s no better way to undertake physical activity than cycling. And note that I used the term physical health rather than sport. Sport always makes us

Read more