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I’ve just jumped on a flight to Limoges (France) after a rather stressful check in at Stansted airport. It turns out my bike box was 5kg over weight… I’m definitely going to blame the fact that I’ve packed the perfect nutrition products for those extra few kilos 😉 I get lots of questions about nutrition…

Oh I do love racing and on Sat I finally got back into a skinsuit!  You may remember I had a bit of a get down at the end of Aug last year and with a sketchy elbow I wasn’t able to get into TT position so I hadn’t ridden a timetrial for almost 8…

Loads of people ask me how I stay motivated to train, especially through winter and I suppose the quickest answer to that is ‘I don’t’. Weirdly I started this year less motivated than previously, which is strange because I lost so much of last year due to injuries. I’ve not quite put my finger on…

The truth is ‘we only do things because we want to or because we are accountable’. I came to the conclusion towards the end of last year that I don’t actually enjoy training that much, not without a purpose anyway. Odd I know but I’m more motivated by goals. If I didn’t have a coach,…

I thought I’d finished racing for this year but a last minute change of plan and I couldn’t resist the temptation of just one more on Sunday. Problem is I’ve hardly ridden my bike these last few weeks and I ended up with a 3 day hangover after a couple of Christmas parties last week….

On Sunday 18th November I headed to Stourport for my 3rd CX race (and probably last race of my rather short 2018 season).  By now I’m a bit more comfortable with the pre race routine so jumped on the course for a warm up lap as soon as I could. Immediately I felt that familiar wave of…

I admit it, with a house move fully underway I should have been moving boxes, but I figured putting myself in the hurt locker for a bit would do me the world of good, and it did!  I’ve only ridden my brava cross bike once since my first race 2wks prior but I definitely felt…

I don’t know about you but I’ve felt a lot of guilt recently. Guilt for working long hours, guilt for asking my mum to have Lillie so I can go out training and guilt for racing at weekends. It’s tough to know if you’ve got the balance right isn’t it? I’m sure it’s the same…