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On April 14, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,Vegan, With No Comments

The Masterchef challenge I enjoy most is the waste and scraps challenge, where the chefs make gourmet meals out of vegetable peelings, fish heads, rough meat cuts and wrinkled leaves; in other words, food that is destined for the bin. The chefs always come up with something impressive. It serves…

Tips for safe cycling #6: brakes

On April 13, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,Road Safety,safety tips, With No Comments

It might sound obvious, but having proper control of your brakes is essential for safe cycling. Here are a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your brakes.* Use both brakes It’s best to always use both brakes, gently, at the same time. If the front…

‘I’m not having children because I want to save the planet’

On April 11, 2018, Posted by , In Lifestyle, With 7 Comments

When I was at primary school my sister Sarah and I ran a ‘Save the Earth club’ in our bedroom with whichever friends we could coerce into coming. It was fairly boring: let’s do some wildlife word searches and then go and pick up some litter. The irony that we…

April challenge: active travel to work

On April 10, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,GetOutside, With No Comments

Though it still feels like winter, it really is spring. Honestly. There are new leaves on the tree opposite my boat and I can even see some blossom starting to bud. Now might be the time to dust off the bike and start breathing in some of that warm(ish) air. Active…

Falafel Friday: Eat a Pitta

On April 6, 2018, Posted by , In Falafel Friday,Vegan, With No Comments

St Nicholas Market is a buzzing, vibrant feature of central Bristol, a must-see for visitors and an example of some of the fine Georgian architecture that proliferates the city. It’s also a terrific location for lunch. Stalls line the narrow walkways, overflowing with the smells and sights of cuisine from around…

The joy of travelling slowly

On April 3, 2018, Posted by , In GetOutside, With 2 Comments

Slow travel is a state of mind. It’s about making the journey mean as much as the destination; it has less to do with speed than the experience of travelling. I was fortunate enough to appear on a panel alongside eminent travel writers Christopher Sommerville and Nick Hunt at the…