Better late than never…

I nearly didn’t…post tonight that is, but thought that something was probably better than nothing. Need to blog on a regular basis I understand, so here I am again.

I haven’t had time to think, let alone prepare a blog about the subject of last year in France this week, so welcome to the present, and the chaos that is my life at this moment in time.

I can’t believe it’s already two weeks since I moved; the time has disappeared in a haze of work, family commitments (my Mum isn’t well at the moment) house-move related admin, and training.. or at least trying to!! I won’t bore you with the finer detail, but suffice to say getting some serious training in over the last couple of weeks has been a challenge.. although a I did manage an 80 miler climbing over 6000ft last weekend.. half the elevation required on May 6th, there’s a long way still to go and not many weeks in which to do it. Mind you, does a Monday evening dash (1hr 40 min journey each way) to IKEA count? Should do; Exhausting!

The most exciting thing going on at right now is the opportunity given to me by Nicola from the York PR company; I am taking Margaux and Kate from out for a ride around the Howardian Hills tomorrow. Take a look at their website, it’s an award winning blog encouraging women to get out and enjoy themselves in the open air. Something you will soon come to realise that I am quite passionate about. Exercise, when taken outdoors in particular in any shape or form can be an empowering, self esteem boosting therapy that many women have yet to discover. Blogs like that of ‘OutdoorChics’ help to encourage females to discover the benefits of the outdoors and regain control of their lives.. as powerful as Prozac, but the only side effect being contentment.

So tomorrow I will be found in the Howardian Hills leading two ‘OutdoorChics’ around a route taking in some amazing scenery, passing a few Abbey’s, a Priory, Castle Howard ofcourse, and not to mention a few Tea Rooms and Cafe’s… trust me, we’ll earn a few treats!

Thank you very much to my Boss David at Big Bear Bikes in Pickering for the use of the demo bikes, especially the eBike that heavily pregnant Margaux will be riding to help her up the hills. Having been overtaken on mountain climbs in the Pyrenees by fashionably dressed immaculately made-up females barely breaking into a sweat I was not a fan of electric bikes (when you’re busting a gut in 90+degrees trying to keep going to the top under your own steam.. it’s NOT funny!), but in scenarios such as this, they are perfect. Follow their blog, should make intersting reading!

Next time I’ll hopefully have had a bit more time to recall another episode in the Pyrenees, but until then have fun, enjoy the lighter evenings (BST starts next weekend…not a week before time)  and happy pedalling!

Andrea x

















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  1. Fiona on March 17, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    You’re my inspirational heroine Andrea. Enjoy tomorrow!

    • Andrea on March 18, 2017 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Fiona, and I’m sure you will be to many too.. Have a great weekend!

  2. Amanda Jarvis on March 21, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    Great blogg Andrea. Great reading. Good luck with everything. xxxx

    • Andrea on March 21, 2017 at 11:50 pm

      Thanks Mandy, can’t wait to get going! x

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