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My habit is to start a book and read for 15 mins in bed before I fall asleep. The downside being I never get any further than chapter one which I keep re reading because I can't remember what happened. I'd like this habit to change.

Booze…

It's a booze-free January for me. The Christmas overload of red wine, prosecco and the odd sherry has left me toxic. It also makes the first week without alcohol fairly easy and straight forward. I don't want it. It's like... Continue Reading →

New Year promises…

So hello 2017, goodbye 2016. I've been thinking of my resolutions for 2017 - or as I'd rather call them 'Promises'. There's something about the word 'Resolution' that is so 'Resolute' to me. A quick dictionary search comes up with,... Continue Reading →

Cycling in the sun…

At the end of October we went to Mallorca on holiday: nine days of sunshine, no shivers, no dark nights and the temperature hardly dropped to single figures. Bliss. The sunshine was nectar for my skin, and as I’m a factor... Continue Reading →

Clipping in…

A few weeks ago my spin buddy Emma turned up at class with a pair of cycling shoes with cleats and all. She had a bit of trouble getting clipped in and struggled badly getting them out - in fact she... Continue Reading →

Bike Park Wales…

We took a trip to Bike Park Wales last week. It's in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. As a mountain bike fan, Mr Shespoke's wanted to go there for ages. It was an hour's drive away and the kids were with us,... Continue Reading →

Spin tracks…

Holiday has meant time away from spinning. Bike rides down quiet, car-free, country roads in Wales seem a million miles away from the darkened room, disco lights and pumping music of Prospin. But as I cycle along these peaceful lanes I've been coming... Continue Reading →

Family biking…

Summer holidays are here. A trip to Wales calls. There's been some biking on my own but today was a family ride around the Usk reservoir . Little boy was in the baby carrier with Mr SheSpoke and little girl was... Continue Reading →

Learning to spin…

In the '90s I tried spin classes for the first time.  Back then it was popular... think Bridget Jones , jelly legs and plenty of sweat. Since then I've tried the odd class here or there but nothing's really grabbed me by the cycling... Continue Reading →

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