Category: Personal Stories

Being a Woman In Adventure

Being a Woman In Adventure

I'm Patricia Berthelier, a dedicated 63-year-old French mountain bike and gravel bikepacker, and I've become addicted to ultra-distance bikepacking! I started cycling at the age of 40 and took part...

Sold the house, quit the job at 40

Sold the house, quit the job at 40

After sitting at a desk for 25 years and contributing to a "normal" way of life, my partner and I gave it all up to pursue personal wellness by doing what we want to do. We have been at it for 3...

Getting into cycling at 42

Getting into cycling at 42

As a child I had a bike and would often be asked to take messages to my father - so I would have to cycle to the other side of the farm, or had to deliver eggs using the basket on the front of my...

Race across the roof of Europe.

Race across the roof of Europe.

The Trans Alp Bike Race claims to be the toughest amateur Mountain Bike stage race in Europe. Six hundred teams, each made up of two riders, set out from Imst in Austria on a seven-day epic that...

Facing 50 with joy and power

Facing 50 with joy and power

I celebrated my year of turning 50 with a year of training for two massive goals - a 32-mile marathon swim and a 10K swim with a 4-hour time limit. I did both in August 2017. For my marathon swim, I...

One girl and her kayak

One girl and her kayak

I am an advantaged girl from a working-class background attempting to sea kayak around Ireland! I would love you to read about the challenges I faced and the people I met. It has taught me so much...

Mountains

Mountains

Climbed a route in the Alps with a friend, got lots of looks at the bottom looking like we couldn't do it. But we smashed it, despite a few episodes of tears. Submitted by Anonymous - Share your own...