When Hobbies Collide/The Great Knicker Debate

So… Today, this happened…

Puss on Bike

Puss on Bike

I may not have had the *most* productive week in terms of actual cycling, but BOY what a week it has been.

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Adventures at Moorland Hall

Every year, I take roughly sixty children on an adventure holiday to Moorland Hall¬†near Tavistock in Devon and, each time, have a wonderful time with the children and the amazing instructors. It’s incredible to have the opportunity to experience activities which I would otherwise find really challenging to organise due to lack of funding and time.

This year was particularly exciting as it all felt like excellent training for the adventures ahead. This post is as brief a roundup as a naturally garrulous person can manage with a few of my favourite pictures.

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Misanthropy in Hyde Park and Cherry Moments

Whatever life has thrown at me, I have always struggled to remain misanthropic for any extended period of time and this weekend proved to be no exception to the rule.

Saturday evening was ended with a message to Flatty Plums, “There’s no way I can do a ride tomorrow; five hours of singing and dancing has left me useless.” But low and behold, the most fascinating Walk Through The Woods (cocktail tasting menu) later and a solid night’s sleep in the bank, I was desperate to get into the saddle for a wee pedal and sure enough, my pal was there for me. We arranged to meet at Hyde Park corner to enjoy the sun… just like everyone else…

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Small Things!

Inspired partly by the uplifting, ‘Delight’ by J.B. Priestly and this comical blog post on Tom’s Bike Ride, I decided to pull together a quick list of the small things that I really appreciated today. Out on the bike I’ll be taking things so slowly, I’ll have the opportunity to celebrate every small joy (and mull over every small inconvenience I am sure) – I’m preparing myself! This definitely counts as training.

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Sponsorship goes live!

Thanks so much to Martin Harris, who has spent a good deal of time setting up the pages which allow wonderful people to donate to me!

Please visit and donate generously – MyDonate

It’s only Wednesday of a bank holiday week, but already there have been a few ups and downs…

I have been greatly buoyed by the overwhelming generosity of Martin and Judy who have not only set me up, but kick started the charity pot with a massive £100 donation. Thank you so much! Not only this, but it has been lovely to receive heartfelt comments from friends and family in support of my crazy mission.

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