2 weeks ago
Today was a good one on so many levels..I rekindled my love for biking after a few months with little direction, motivation and doubt creeping in. I had started to think that my life as a normal working mum was who I was now and I should accept it as that’s just what happens.
But today I realised I still love to ride my mountain bike and push my limits !
I did some testing on my new ⚡️bike in readiness for some races if / when they happen and reminded myself that I can ride a bike ok and I had missed that feeling 😊
Thanks @andylund_ for a great set up day doing my first suspension test since I retired from racing 6yrs ago !!
Sometimes you just need to take that plunge make a plan that you have to stick to and face your lack of confidence and get on with it !
Big thanks to @bikepark_wales for allowing me to get back to work and wow you guys are in for a treat when they reopen in 2 weeks time .... so much new stuff to check out at BPW this summer
Hats off to the crew for all their hardwork 😊👍@trekbikes #rail @boschebikesystems ...
1 month ago
Was great to chat with The Downtime Podcast about a big variety of topics last week
Babies, bikes, pregnancy, team building, litter and illegal trail building !!
Thanks for having me on 🙏🚲Listen to my latest episode with Tracy Moseley where we're talking about her return to racing, the importance of team dynamics and how that relates to the Trek Factory Racing teams. We chat about her pregnancy, being a parent, and getting your kid into riding. We also find out how she approached getting race ready again with very little time!
Hit the link above to give it a listen.
A massive thanks to @nukeproofbikes and @crankbrothers for supporting this episode of the show.
#mtbpodcast #mtbuk #ukmtb #ridebikesbehappy #instamtb #mtbphotos #enduroworldseries #mtbfitness ...
Mark from Osprey Europe came to film and turned down my offer of borrowing my eBike to film on the ride as he wanted to ride his gravel bike instead !
In the end he couldn’t fit his bike in the car so ended up borrowing my eBike and couldn’t believe what he just experienced !! The first time you ride one it does open your eyes to what they are capable of ! Especially for photographers carrying gear and wanting to get ahead of the ride all the time it makes perfect sense 😊
Then we ended up chatting e bikes briefly !!
Bosch eBike Systems Trek Bicycle ...
Super proud to help make the Trek Session become the most wining bike of the last 20 years !
From 2009 - 2011 it took me to 8 world cup wins and my rainbow jersey 🙂
Trek Race Shop
Back in the summer when we could ride bikes a little further afield from your doorstep I enjoyed an adventure to the Scottish Highlands with Manon Carpenter
Wet weather gear was mandatory but so were the smiles 🌧🚲😊
It was the first ride onboard the new Trek Slash👌
📸 Ross Bell Photography
Last summer between lockdowns I joined @manoncarpenter for a classic old skool MTB discovery of the Scottish Highlands
We carried our bikes a lot, got eaten by midges a lot, spent a lot of time in an emergency shelter hiding from the rain and we were treated to trails with no one in sight and views as magical as you could imagine ! Thanks bikes for taking us to great places with great people 🙏🚲#makeyourmark #shimanomtb @mountainbikeworldwide ...