I'm relatively new to cycling. I cycled as a child, then had a 25-year break until age 39 when I decided to cycle from London to Paris for a fundraising event. I purchased a road bike six weeks before the challenge in the spring of 2016 and experienced quite a lot of "baptism by fire". But I absolutely loved every single thing about it – I was hooked!
Four months later, a friend convinced me to sign up to ride across Britain from Lands End to John O'Groats (LEJOG) in June 2017. I'd received the "recommended" training schedule but, as a working mum, I quickly realised there was no way I'd have enough hours in my week to train properly for such a challenge. It was then that someone from my local yoga class suggested I try wattbike classes.