BRITT LOVE BIKE.

I’m Britt, and I love my bike. I really do. Just ask any of my friends, or my long suffering boyfriend.

My love affiar with cycling began on a very hot, sunny and hungover day in August 2013, when I decided to drag myself out of bed to go and cheer the first every Prudential Ride100. As I saw the bikes and cyclists whizzing past me with huge smiles on their faces, I thought ‘Well, this cycling lark looks like a bit of a laugh’ and the very next day signed up my Dad, best friend and myself to the next years race.

It was then that a few things dawned on me:

  1. I didn’t own a bike.
  2. I hadn’t been on a bike for over 10 years.
  3. 100 miles is a really, really long way.
  4. I’d watched the elite cyclists go past.

So there I was. Bike-less facing the prospect of cycling 100 miles in less than 8 hours. But still very enthusiastic. It was then that I completely fell in love with cycling. I started commuting to work on a hybrid Trek (otherwise known as Geoffrey) and slowly started building up my miles.

It’s now a year on, and I’m still just as in love with cycling as I was when I cycled down Kentish Town Road for the first time. I’ll be blogging about all things cycling; nutrition, endurance cycling, the joys of padded shorts, energy gels, commuting in London, the Surrey Hills and training for the Ride100 again…

If you’d like to get in touch, then follow me on twitter @brittanymkirk or you can email me brittlovebike@gmail.co.uk

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