So. It’s been a little while since I posted anything but it’s time I revived this as I’m planning on it being a record of how I get on over the next couple of years.
Since I was last here, well, a lot has happened. This Girl Can changed my life. I’ve been on TV (This Girl Can), become a This Girl Can ambassador, made the most amazing new friends for life and even bought a new bike!
I’ve been lucky to lead out The Women’s Tour at the Nottingham stage with my amazing ladies from Nottingham Girls Cycle which has grown from a shell of an idea between me and my friend, Jo Ward, into a fabulous group of supportive women who cycle. I became a Breeze champion. I watched my inspirational friend, Kajsa Tylén, become a world record holder.
There really are too many amazing things to count and I wish I’d kept a record here of all of that.
There’s some bad stuff too. I’m still recovering from a bike fall related shoulder dislocation that took out my long bicep tendon in December 2015. I did ribs and shredded my legs in June when I fell off my bike again in the Great Notts Bike Ride. And on 6 November I had the most innocuous fall – walking on a pavement – which has done ‘something’ to my knee. What, I don’t know exactly because it’s still pretty horrible but I’m getting my MRI results on Tuesday.
So, 2015/2016 have been pretty wonderful. Here’s a nutshell of 2016.
I’ll be posting tomorrow about my 2017 plans, but for today I really want to get it out there what my plan is for next year!
It’s hard to admit, but in 2018 I’ll be 50. So I wanted to set myself a challenge to really mark the year. I’ve decided that 2018 for me means LEJOG.
There’s no dates, routes, methods etc yet. It’s just a loose plan so there’s a lot of thought and planning and training to take place yet. However, I firmly believe that getting it out there commits me to it. I’m going to need a lot of support, motivation and ass kicking on the way, but bring it on! 2017 is as all about getting ready to do this!