Cycling from London to Liverpool

My next challenge will be to cycle from Manchester to London. This is a whopping 220 miles in the saddle. To prepare Kitty, Kati and I pedalled our way from London to Liverpool.

Cycling south through Italy

A whirlwind two day adventure with Ride25 from Rome to Montesarchio exploring the Italian countryside, food and the official residence of the Ambassador to Italy…

Strength work for running and cycling

After five months of injury, coach Cat Benger is showing me some moves to strengthen my body and prevent more damage as I prepare for a heavy summer of training.

A London cycling adventure on the FOFFA Plume

I was really excited when classic city and fixed gear bike designers, FOFFA asked me to review their new Ladies Plume. A 'sit-up-and-beg-bike' was something I had never ridden before and I must admit, as a cyclist that doesn't shy away from lycra, dropped handlebars...

My favourite running and cycling moments of 2015

At the end of every year I like to do an annual round-up to assess what I will be taking with me and what I will be leaving behind. Even though a year goes so quickly, there is still so much you pack into it and having a quick period of reflection like this makes you...

Training and relaxing hard on luxury cycling retreat

Four days after my epic battle up Mont Ventoux, my cycling sister, Kitty Pemberton-Platt (who had just returned from combating the Majorcan hills) and I set off together on a women's cycling retreat hosted by a Dorset company called On The Rivet. We wheeled our bikes...

5 things you shouldn’t do when cycling up Mont Ventoux!

One thing on the to-do list for 2015 was to cycle up a mountain. My boyfriend Andrew and I decided on the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux up the traditional Bedoin route. It was absolutely glorious, particularly in hindsight when I'm safely back on the sofa and the...

Cycling around London for the new Hiplok collection

Photographs by Angus Sung for Hiplok A couple of months ago I got the opportunity to work with Hiplok who have pioneered a set of bike locks that redefine conventions of security. As a commuter I often lugged around a cumbersome lock in my backpack that weighed as...

The cycling trips that are really hard work and require chips

Not all cycling trips are created equal as I have found out many, many times. I thought I would share a recent experience with you that made me feel as though I had never done a day of sport in my life. A few weeks ago I attempted a 100km Ultra Marathon called Race to...

5 cycling experiments in fuelling on a 100 mile sportive

A guest post from Abi Williams. "I recently participated in my debut cycling event – The Plymouth Gran Fondo. A 100 mile ride that took in sights across Dartmoor National Park and the Cornish coastline – all the while covering over 7000ft in elevation. The main reason...

Cycling London to Paris in 24 hours

Photography by Dean Alexander I've always had a fascination with distance and quantities. How far and how many? Not in a greedy sense, but more with a curiosity about how much people are capable of and if they reach this point, what does it feel like? The earliest...

HoMentally preparing to cycle from London to Paris (320km) in one

  This Saturday I am going to attempt to cycle London to Paris in 24 hours, the longest distance in my amateur cycling experience to date. I am joining an inaugural endurance challenge organised by Sophie Radcliffe that will see us cycling between two iconic cities in...

Tips to get over any cycling nerves on your roadbike

Our triathlon writer, Rebecca Porter admits that sometimes it's bloody scary on a road bike provides some tips and tricks to get over any mental blocks. Rebecca Porter I will start off by saying that I’m afraid of cycling. I know this sounds strange, coming from a...

Road-testing the new adistar cycling kit from adidas

I think the most cool I have ever felt on a bike was when someone pulled over to ask if I was part of a professional cycling team. At the time I was doing laps of Regents Park in the new adistar kit on a road-testing ride for adidas. I think I can pretty much end the...

Knowing when to stop cycling when your body says ‘no’

In an age where we are constantly striving to go the extra mile and achieve everything before 9am - it's key to point out that it's OK to have an off-day once in a while. In fact, it's probably quite healthy. In this post, Rebecca shares her story about admitting...

Meet the founders of Muddy Cwtch, an MTB micro-adventure

The other day an interesting story arrived in my inbox. It was from Charlotte Griffin, one half of mountain bike micro-adventure company, Muddy Cwtch which she founded with her partner, Craig Jones. Charlotte was emailing me to tell me that the new website was up and...

Rapha Womens 100km; a global female ride

On Sunday I got involved in the Rapha Women’s 100km ride in London. Our ride was a part of a much larger, global initiative to get as many women out on road bikes on the same day across different time-zones. I took part in the ride departing from Richmond Park that...