On literally the greyest morning ever, we desperately need some sunshine. So, we’ve signed up for a new cycle challenge, Cycletta, to fast-track us into summertime mode. Think sunny days, birds singing in the trees, picnic in your wicker basket, hair flying in the breeze, bliss.
We’ve got to admit, the Grazia office is more Tour de Fashion than Tour de France, but Cycletta gets our vote because it’s all about just getting out on your bike and having a good time. Don’t worry, it doesn’t involve wearing cycling shorts (we’d rather wear flares) or head-to-toe neon (though we dream of Lanvin’s highlighter-pink court shoes. Yes, you can pedal in heels).
There are two rides this summer – Cycletta North in June and Cycletta South in September – which gives us plenty of time to get fit for cycling the (eeek!) 40km course. We’ll be blogging about our training here and getting tips from the glamorous Victoria Pendleton, the Olympic cycling gold medallist. Crucially, we’ll also be searching for a solution to helmet hair. Watch this space…
- Kate Faithfull