Posts about Road Biking

#Bike2016 with ViewRanger

Looking for a challenge this summer – why not sign up for ViewRanger’s #bike2016? With the options to pledge to ride¬†6,000, 3,000, 1,500 or 750 miles before the end of the year, it’s the perfect way to push yourself or try something new. The thing I love most about cycling is that you always feel […]
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Heart of Yorkshire Sportive

My introduction to road biking was riding round the Peak District trying desperately not to fall off my oversized, rickety, single speed Peugeot Carbolite – which was probably better suited to a hipster in London. I soon realised I needed to upgrade to something a little more hill friendly! So with the help of Pinkbike, […]
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Hill training in the Lakes

I’m not very good at resting and even worse at doing nothing – so it was lucky that the past two frustrating weeks resting my ankle have coincided with moving house, which has kept me fairly busy, to say the least! The initial plan for my weekend in the Lakes was to run the main […]
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Sunset from Stanage, Peak District | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

April Showers & Spring Chickening!

What good weather! It makes me so happy that it is now consistently light in the evenings, this week has felt like spring. Tuesday night I headed out with Front Runnerr for a 10km run around Hathersage. I have meant to join more of their runs as they are such a friendly group – very […]
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Climbing at Raven Crag, Langdale, Lake District | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

Bank Holiday Weekend in the Lakes

Friday’s weather was, as predicted, very wet. Luckily I had decided on Thursday night to put everything in the car – road bike, mountain bike, climbing gear, walking stuff, running stuff – the whole lot went in, so the rain did little to spoil our plans! We decided to head to Whitbarrow Scar for a […]
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Sunset over Burbage, Peak District | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

Can we officially say winter is over!?

This weekend has been absolutely stunning – for the first time in a while we have had two days of sunshine – it was hot! Well warm enough to leave the house not looking like the Michelin man! Having been at ShAFF Friday night listening to Steve McClure, I was all ready to get out […]
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Bianchi Logo | Outdoor Adventure Motivational Speaking | Hetty Key | Mud, Chalk & Gears

New road bike, shoes & potentially broken scaphoid!

This week saw an exciting new addition to my bike collection! I have been scouring Gumtree, PinkBike and Ebay for a while now with the aim of updating my retro steel Peugeot to something more suited to road biking. And having tried a fair few bikes with varying degrees of success, I finally found the […]
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