Racing

How I was bitten by the training bug

This time two years ago, I’d just recently written a guest post for Brooks England ‘Just don’t call it training,’ where I talked about my worries that undertaking any kind of organised training would detract from the sheer fun and blessedly […]

Ten Top Tips For New Racers

I didn’t grow up racing bikes, in fact I came to cycling fairly late in life and bike racing even more recently so I can still vividly remember what it feels like to be a newcomer to a sport that […]

Motorbikes, GCN, British Cycling…

In a brief moment between a training ride and an excursion to fix my mum’s puncture and take her for a ride on a tandem, I’ve finally managed to sit down and begin tackling some of the writing I’ve been […]

My best rides of 2017

  I’ve been meaning to write a kind of ‘year in review’ for 2016 for a while now, but seeing as I was in La Gomera over new year then had to try and catch up with a million things […]

Red Hook Crit Barcelona 2016

Red Hook Crit in Barcelona is without doubt every fixed crit racer’s event of the year Those that can tend to fly in early or extend their trip after the race because it’s so much fun hanging out at the […]

A summer update & Women’s Racing

I feel like my feet have barely hit the ground over the last few months. With such a busy schedule of work, travel, rides and races, it’s been hard to find enough time to notice summer, so I find myself […]

Rad Race Fixed 42 World Championships

Apologies for the tardiness of this post, I’ve been pretty flat out trying to catch up with work and travel these last few weeks! In the middle of June, the ‘Fixed 42‘ Fixed Gear World Championships took place in Berlin, the […]

Racing La Petite Course Crit In Paris

The weekend before last, I hopped on a train to Paris to go and race the inaugural edition of La Petite Course crit. It just so happened to be the same weekend that the London Nocturne was taking place and […]

How About Racing Enduro In Wales?

With multiple timed stages reached under your own steam, Enduro races have invigorated grass roots mountain biking over the last few years introducing the thrill of racing down technical terrain to a new generation of riders. Unlike a Downhill race […]

The many stages of injury

If you play any kind of sport, you take your chances with injury and cycling is no exception. The stuff that I do, I almost expect that at some point I’m going to hurt myself – it’s just kind of […]

Racing Welsh Gravity Enduro Round 4

  It seems like three is my magic number this year – I took this third spot on the podium at Round 4 of the Welsh Gravity Enduro series last Sunday meaning I’ve grabbed third places in the last three races […]

Snow Biking in Madrid

2016 has been a super busy year for me so far! After spending heaps of time focusing on training on my track bike last year, as the race season drew to an end last Autumn I had a moment to […]

Why Womens Should Race Red Bull Fuxjagd

I don’t know whether you’ve read one of my previous posts on Bikes n’ Stuff or whether I’d going over old ground here, but Red Bull have kindly invited me as a special guest to their fixed gear bike race, […]

Madrid & Marin Team Camp

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Spain with my mountain bike for the second time this year. This time the destination was just outside Madrid, so a little further north than my previous trip to Malaga. I was a guest […]