For the past few months I’ve been fighting a battle with myself. As most of you have noticed by now, I’ve not shown my face on the start line for a while, and I’ve been relatively absent from the world of social media as well. Nothing’s been a done deal, but now the time has come to announce that I’m taking a break from professional [...]
It's been a couple of weeks since the surgery on my wrist, and I'm still getting messages asking what actually happened. I realise that aside from some sporadic tweeting while in the hospital, and a fair amount of Instagram storying while I was on the good drugs, I didn't give any real details of the accident. Now I finally have some use of my right [...]
The big question I was repeatedly asked in the lead up to the race on Sunday was ‘how are you feeling about being back?’. Each time, I answered that I was happy but nervous. Perhaps, more accurately, I should have said that I was afraid; but that felt like a rather dramatic response to a casual pre-race question. Nervous could encompass a myriad of things. [...]
This weekend marks my first time lining up for a road race since I stepped off the bike over a year ago. I genuinely thought I’d never say that. I was reluctantly convinced not to call it a retirement in case I wanted to go back to racing in the future, but this felt unnecessary to me at the time. I was done. Physically and [...]
I’ve spent the past couple of years changing my mindset on a lot of topics that I previously chose to ignore. One of these things has been the fight for equality. Call it growing up, or perhaps more accurately call it opening my eyes. It wasn’t that I didn’t know how big an issue this is, or how massively it would effect my life or [...]
As I head towards my first ever cyclocross race my lack of style and grace on the rough stuff is becoming more and more apparent. That’s not to say I haven’t tried. A couple of months of cramming training in between work has meant a small step in my fitness levels, but unfortunately no giant leap in my skill level!I’m savouring the brief moments in [...]
“Light at the end of the tunnel”. It’s a phrase you hear all the time, but until recently I couldn’t even see a dull glow in the distance. Now, after months of doing not a [...]
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