Top Tips: how to gain confidence when cycling

Gaining confidence on your bike not only helps your performance, but means you’ll be a safer and happier cyclist. However, confidence doesn’t come overnight and the process of building, losing and regaining confidence can be a frustrating journey for many. My journey to becoming a more accomplished and relaxed cyclist has certainly had a few bumps in the road (bumps can be scary!) and I’m not 100% where I want to be yet, but here are some of the things I’ve found useful along the way. … More Top Tips: how to gain confidence when cycling

Safety tips for winter running

Winter running throws up many challenges, gone are the long summer days and for many this means training after dark. Sometimes I feel frustrated that I have to think about (or in this case write) about staying safe when running in the dark, we should be able to run and be safe, but the sad reality is that safety is paramount, especially as the days get shorter. This winter will bring extra challenges of balancing social distancing and safety. So if you’re already thinking ahead to winter running here are some of my top tips … More Safety tips for winter running

Trail Running in and around London

Trail running in London- I kid you not. Moving to or visiting London doesn’t mean you have to hang your trail shoes up. Beyond the concrete jungle, London has some excellent Green Spaces, leading it to become the world’s first National Park City in July 2019. When I first arrived here in 2017 as a northern girl who had grown up surrounded by countryside, I found a city with much more to offer than just high-rise buildings, and what’s more the greater London and South East area have some fantastic spots where you can dig out your trail shoes and get your green space fix. Here are some of my absolute favourite city trails and beyond. … More Trail Running in and around London

Swimming and the City: Open Water Swimming in London and beyond

Open water swimming is one of my favourite activities, and somewhat surprisingly London certainly has a lot of venues on offer. From Central London to further out into the greater London (and beyond) area there are a range of swim centres, some open all year round for you to get your cold, open water fix. Here are some of my favourites to help inspire you to get out there and test the water. … More Swimming and the City: Open Water Swimming in London and beyond

My Top Picks: Women’s Tri Suits

A triathlon suit or tri-suit is a multi-purpose piece of kit specifically designed for multi-sports. It has a material ideal for swimming, a small fitted chamois for cycling (wear it like cycling shorts without underwear) and is comfortable and versatile enough to run in. You can get tri-suits in short or longer sleeve versions, or even opt for two piece kits if the all in one look isn’t for you. So if you’re looking at investing in your first tri-suit or want some inspiration for your next purchase, i’ve rounded up my favourite tri-suits in this latest blog. … More My Top Picks: Women’s Tri Suits

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Road Bike

Buying your first (or even second bike) can be a daunting and confusing experience. There is a lot of choice and a lot of jargon out there and sometimes it is difficult to know what to look for or what it all means. A bike is an investment piece and the decision needs a bit of time and consideration, but with so much information out there where do you even begin? I hope that this blog can help break down some of the barriers, answer some of the questions you may have and help explain some of the jargon to add more excitement rather than confusion to your purchase experience. … More A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Your First Road Bike

Fuelling your summer training and adventures

As warmer weather approaches fuelling becomes an even more critical part of our running and sporting lives. It is important to ensure we are still maintain an adequate supply of carbohydrates to fuel our summer training adventures and stay hydrated too. With this in mind, I have teamed up with NHS Dietitian and good friend Livvy Mason to share some of her top summer nutrition tips. … More Fuelling your summer training and adventures

Uploading your Garmin runs to Strava in 5 easy steps (Windows and macOS)

Garmin users worldwide are facing the existential crisis of, ‘if it’s not on Strava did it really happen?’ as the popular Garmin Connect interface has been down for maintenance since late last week. Whilst many of us will be satisfied with checking stats on the watch itself (or not checking at all) for the Strava junkies here are 5 easy steps for manually uploading data without Garmin Connect. … More Uploading your Garmin runs to Strava in 5 easy steps (Windows and macOS)