Fat girl’s guide to the World Naked Bike Ride
Last year, for the first time as an (almost completely) unclothed participant, I did the Manchester World Naked Bike Ride. And it was pretty marvellous.
Why don’t you want my money? The dull reality of being a “plus sized” cyclist
I think I’m a pretty accomplished cyclist. I’ve cycle toured solo across European countries and American states. I’ve raced time trials, hill climbs and cyclocross. I’ve won an alleycat. I’ve finished more audax than I can count. I’ve even been involved in a marketing campaign for a national cycle brand. I’ve done all this nonsense…
What (not) to do when dogs attack
1 March 2017. I’m about 40 miles out of Las Cruces, New Mexico, feeling strong and happy, looking forward to lunch in the next town, when the dogs attack.First I hear them, then I see them. With relief I note the dogs are still in a farmyard about 100 yards ahead of me… Then I…
Five of my favourite American campsites
One of the happiest experiences of my North American cycle tour was camping in national, state and county parks. Costing between $4 and $24 a night, I was happy to pay for a place to pitch my tent.