Operation Desert Fun: start prep

So I’ve signed up for this desert ultramarathon thing. I’ve stopped feeling physically sick (yes, I actually did for about two days). I’ve got over an initial wobble after a few people told me I probably couldn’t do it (I’ve chosen to ignore that). Now what? Probably should do some prep. And training. Yes, that’sContinue reading “Operation Desert Fun: start prep”

It all starts with a click

It’s oh-so-easy to do stuff on the internet. A couple of clicks and before you know it you’ve bought a 100 pack of tennis balls, £40 of shampoo or entry to a desert ultramarathon. The latter is me this week. I’ve signed up for the Wadi Rum Ultra in Jordan. This October I will beContinue reading “It all starts with a click”

How to bike from London to Paris in two easy steps.

1. Buy a bike. 2. Pedal. Yep, it’s as easy as that. Kind of. When I signed up to cycle London to Paris in 24 hours, I didn’t really read all the details. So I didn’t really appreciate how far it was or how much training I’d have to put in. Or how many timesContinue reading “How to bike from London to Paris in two easy steps.”

Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.

Well, I said I wanted a challenge. And f*ck me, did I get that. With bells on. Just a few things for you to consider before I start. 1) Tasmania is Australia’s hilliest state. 2) There was a record-high heatwave the first week I was there. 3) I’ve not biked anywhere near these kind ofContinue reading “Touring Tasmania….on a pushbike.”