About Me

I love an inspirational story, especially of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  Unfortunately this is not that story.  This is me, a 40-something-year-old, and a person who if you said 5 years ago ‘muffin top’ then I would have laughed and replied ‘no not me, that’s the domain of lazy people’.  Well 5 years and 2 children later, guess what?

This blog is a promise to myself to fight the curse of the muffin top through my activity of choice…cycling, and especially mountain biking.  I love it.  I am not very good at it, well I can go down pretty much anything – providing it’s ahem…rollable.

I am proud weekend Boadicea  and this will be a journal of my exploits, my fears (mainly wet, off camber roots) and of course my war with the muffin top.

10 facts that make me me :-

1 No matter how many designer ciders come onto the market, I still always go for a nice chilled Strongbow.

2 I really would love to own a caravan by the beach.

3 My favourite story is Endurance, the story of Ernest Shackleton’s doomed expedition to the South Pole.  As I previously mentioned, I love an inspirational story.

4 My favourite vegetable is the potato.  So versatile.

5  I have a Bongo that’s semi-converted.  I love it and wish I had bought one 10 years ago.

6 I enjoy playing with Lego more than my kids do.

7 I have a secret crush on Boris Becker.

8 I cry watching sport.  A lot.

9 I aspire to be a great vegetable grower.

10 Whilst being a Welsh woman, I am a fair weather mountain biker.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t go out in the rain….it’s just I moan about it.


Note for potential companies out there who would love for me to test their products.  I do love trying new things especially if they are mountain bike related, therefore if you would like me to test and rveiew your products then please contact me.  Of course the market is awash with clothing/bikes for curvy women who only just skim 5ft with her five tens on, therefore I may take some time in getting back to you J

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