Transalp 2017

Transalp is billed at 'the hardest MTB stage race in the world', this year was the 20th anniversary with the promise of being bigger and better with a total of 545km, mostly off road, with nearly 18,000m of ascent – eeek!Stage 1 Mayrhofen to Brixen 105km/3120mI started the day sick with nerves and ended it in the medical tent! The day started with the 33km climb of Pfitscherjoch! We had ridden …

Getting Help......!

If you read Part 1 then thank you! From this it was obvious I cannot be my own coach as my training always ends up as last on my 'to do' list and as my day fills with clients, paperwork, endless emails and juggling family commitments quite often the training never actually happens as before I know it is time for dinner and bed. If I have cycled to, from and with a client I will do a decent mileag…

I Need Help......!

(I started this piece mid November, but didn't get round to posting it due to breaking my arm out in Spain - but that is another story!) There I have said it out loud! A bit like alcoholics anonymous the first step to solving a problem is to admit you have one! I have lots!Next year I am taking on Transalp (a 7 day mountain bike stage race across the Alps, as a mixed pair with my husband, with a…

Transalp 2016

Not stopping to admire the views felt almost rude, a crime against the beauty of nature, but as my husband Steve frequently states (even riding to the shop!) 'it is always a race' and this time it certainly was!Having broken my foot carelessly running down the stairs and missing two months of training I fully expected to be travelling slow enough to admire the views at Transalp and take in the spe…
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