I've thought for years that I should learn basic first aid. However, that was pretty much as far as it ever got - thinking about it. With all the time I spent climbing (sometimes in remote places with just my climbing partner for company), or heading out into the hills for a walk (often on … Continue reading Outdoor First Aid Training
In the good old days when I first started mountain biking, there was no question between clipless and flat pedals. It was an automatic choice - flat pedals were only for BMX riders. Some people rode their mountain bike with toe clips (the little cage which your foot sat in on the pedal - oh … Continue reading Clips or Flats?
For years, I’ve been lamenting the fact that despite searching in every cycling shop I visited, I was unable to find a pair of women’s shorts with a water resistant seat (back). My husband had purchased a pair a long time ago and it always frustrated me that when we were out biking together on … Continue reading Product Review: Madison Flo DWR Baggy Cycling Shorts
There are times, especially around Spring and Autumn, when I struggle to get my layering system right on the bike. I generally feel the cold, but get me working hard on the hills and I easily overheat. What that means in practice is that I start out fully kitted up to keep my legs warm … Continue reading Product Review: Endura Thermalite Knee Warmer
This week, a colourful bundle of cosy joy arrived through my letter box. I'd been eagerly anticipating the launch of the Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) beanie for weeks, after first seeing some pictures on their Twitter feed. It has to be said that I love a woolly hat and the bright colourful stripes of the … Continue reading A colourful bundle of cosy joy