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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…

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…

March challenge: go for a run

On March 9, 2018, Posted by , In GetOutside,Running, With No Comments

I never used to understand running. Why would you put yourself through sweaty, painful, injury-inducing exercise that was slow and boring? Give me a bicycle any day. But then I signed up for an Ironman triathlon, and was forced to learn to run (a marathon of all things – having…

February challenge: a lunch hour adventure

On February 1, 2018, Posted by , In GetOutside, With No Comments

The lunch hour: that sacred 60 minutes in the middle of the day when you’re not required to work. It is so tempting to eat a sandwich at your desk and crack on through with that endless list of emails (I know, I have done it), but instead, could you…

Get Outside in 2018

On January 28, 2018, Posted by , In Cycling,GetOutside,Lifestyle, With No Comments

Fresh air is a wonderful thing. Spending time outdoors makes us happier, healthier and gives us time to enjoy the miracle of nature; something that is all too easily overlooked in the hectic routine of modern life. In January I spent two days enjoying some fresh air in the New…