It’s Sunday, the weather is great and I would usually relish the chance to get out on my bike. I woke up at 6am intending to join the club ride to Devizes, however my body had other ideas, sending me a clear message to take a break. I reluctantly listened, pulled the duvet back over and stayed in bed.
It’s been a busy couple of months juggling work commitments, personal development and a trip to Mallorca. It’s not surprising that my own training has taken a back seat, hindered further by a pesky knee injury (now thankfully on the mend). Despite all this, my recent focus on quality over quantity seems to have paid-off and I feel pleased that I am still able jump on my bike and knock out 100km at a decent average speed.
I’m looking forward to more time in the saddle this summer on my new N+1, kindly given to me by Specialized as part of my new Ambassador role. My new supremely comfortable Ruby is an absolute joy to ride, It’s no surprise it was a close contender for BikeRadar’s Women’s Road Bike of the Year Award. I have no doubt we will be inseparable over the coming months as we take on new adventures. I will be leading rides and hosting events locally along with the 9 other Ambassadors who are spread across the country.
If you’re interested in joining me on a ride or hearing about future plans, pop along to the Further. Stronger. Faster. women’s event at the Bristol Specialized Concept Store, Certini on 5th July, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. It’s shaping up to be a great evening with lots of free advice from expert on bike fitting, coaching and bike maintenance. Further details and tickets can be found here.
I look forward to seeing you at the event or on a ride this summer!