Tri, tri and tri again: The reality behind triathlon training, kit and racing

With my love of running and swimming it's amazing how often people have asked if I'd be tempted to do a triathlon. The honest answer is yes, but (and there is always a but). The crux of the matter is that I'm not the most confident cyclist, and although I'm trying to build up some cycling [...]

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It’s like riding a bike

I had warned R that I couldn't remember the last time I'd ridden a bike. Ok that's not strictly true, there was the tandem we took out on my birthday the year before last, (which I crashed), and I vaguely recall cycling in Centre Parcs as an adult, although whether that trip was five or [...]

Birthday blog

Last week was my birthday. This year, somehow, from not having organised any festivities and being consumed by the usual denial and panic of yet another year passing with terrifying rapidity, I seem to have experienced the best birthday on record. It began the Tuesday before with a night of fizz and gossip with one [...]