Kate grew up largely in Scotland, bar a few years in Penzance, and now lives in Cumbria with her partner, Chris. She is a keen sea kayaker – preferably around remote, wildlife-rich islands – hill walker and bookworm, as well as a cyclist. A former university lecturer, first in environmental philosophy and then outdoor education, Kate now works freelance. Her overall aim is to help deliver a massive wake up call: raising awareness and inspiring effective, intelligent action on
Ayesha is working tirelessly towards this goal and is determined to take every opportunity that comes available to make this happen. She is extremely passionate about creating representation in cycling that will encourage and inspire other African-American women and youth to follow their dreams, whatever they may be. #aquickbrownfox #representationmatters Listen Now!! Show notes Ayesha on her mission and passion for cycling Going back to her childhood and coming from a sporty
Is it possible to pursue a competitive sport while going through pregnancy and early motherhood? Susie Mitchell proves that it’s more than possible and that you can even win. Just weeks after discovering her passion for track cycling, Susie became pregnant. However, that didn’t stop her from continuing to pursue her passion. With smart training throughout her pregnancy, Susie went on to win in the World Masters Track Cycling Championships only four months after giving birth.
Loretta had a normal life she was living in Canada with her boyfriend, she was building a house, a 10 year project in the making, but once the final nail had been hammered in, she knew she wanted to do something different with her life. On a whim, and after being inspiredly the Adventure Cycling Touring Handbook, she headed off to England on her first cycle adventure over to Ireland. This was the start, since then, she’s spent over 5 years on the road travelling across 5 cont
Susie Mitchell is a 38 year first time mom to a lovely vibrant baby girl Tori. Always enjoying the challenge of trying her hand at different sports, she discovered track cycling in July of 2011. After failing to make her mark in anything from shot putt to surfing, it finally seemed she had found something she was good at. Then two months later she became pregnant. Having set her sights on competing in the World Masters Track Cycling Championships the following October, she ne
Ultra-endurance cyclist Juliana Buhring is a Guinness World Record holder for being the fastest woman to cycle around the world. In the process of accomplishing numerous physical feats such as her world cycle and overcoming difficult dark periods, Juliana has cultivated incredible inner-strength. Juliana shared on the Tough Girl podcast how she melded difficult life experiences with great physical challenges to become stronger than before in every way. This woman is not only
Olivia Round is a storyteller, artist, and cyclist currently living in Seattle, Washington, USA. Originally raised in the small town of Ketchikan, Alaska, Olivia enjoyed many grand adventures... and never stopped. In 2011, at the age of twenty two, she embarked on a 5,000 mile solo bicycle journey across the United States, in an effort to face her deep-seated phobia of men. Olivia is now writing a memoir of that transformative cross-country adventure. Learn more about her sto
Adelaide suffered with moderately severe Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis - CFS/ME) for 3 years, along with other chronic conditions.
Her life was transformed in 3 days with with the powerful combination of Neuro Linguistic Programming, life coaching and hypnosis. During this podcast we learn more about Adelaide and the personal journey she has been on to rebuild her life, and get back to full health and fitness.
Adelaide has gone on to build her own
Mieke Stones, is a 32-year old female living and working in London and the creator of Powered by Me, a year-long lifestyle adventure where she is only using human-powered transport to get to wherever she need to go. She has been blogging, vlogging and fundraising along the way, hoping to raise as much money for different causes and to inspire others to see active travel as a viable and sustainable way to get to places. Her story so far is one of physical and mental endurance,
Note for Tough Girl I am going to be 60 later this year. I am the world’s slowest cyclist. Everyone overtakes me, I do not like hills and just get off and push up! In Sept we moved back into our house after cycling the world and covering 16,000 k, or 10,000 miles. We originally set out in April 2015. If I can, then, truly, anyone can! Brief bio. Name: Christine Armstrong. Born. 1957. Very soon to be 60!!!!! Married since 1984 to Stephen Smith 3 grown children, Alaric 29,
Christine and her husband Stephen, have always loved to cycle and cycling has played a huge part in their lives. During this podcast Christine shares more about how she got into cycling, why they decided to pack up and head off on an adventure of a lifetime! Listen Now Show notes Why Christine reached out to me Why she started cycling Her first cycling adventure! Meeting her husband and their join love for cycling Starting to take regular cycling holidays Having children and
Why? In December Sarah encouraged us to define our 7 goals for 2017 which was a great opportunity to plan my year ahead. I usually take part in around 10 events each year – swim bike and run, either single discipline or combined and I have completed 7 triathlons since 2013. Last year I made over 20 work trips to 13 different countries which meant that I could not commit to training for 3 sports simultaneously, so I focused on single discipline events. When writing my go
Shusanah Pillinger, extreme athlete, became the first British woman to complete the “world’s toughest cycle race” in 2015. She finished the 3004 mile non-stop solo Race Across America (RAAM) in 12 days, 9 hours and 14 minutes after pedalling from the West coast to the East coast on just 2 hours sleep a day. Shusanah (or Shu) grew up on the Hertfordshire / Cambridgeshire border and has lived in St Albans since 2009. Whilst working in London, she discovered triathlon and soon f