Sarah Connolly lives mostly on the internet, where she talks about pro women’s cycling for a living. She podcasts, writes, works on race social media, and even commentates on races for live TV. She’ll look ahead to the 2017 women’s season, across disciplines, and will explain what makes women’s racing different from but just as good as men’s.
I get news from The Guardian and my social media echo chamber, so widespread agreement that 2016 has been an utter ballbag should come as no surprise. But despite the end-of-days ambience, you have to seek out the positives. As the year draws to close, it’s comforting to look back and scrape together a list of not-altogether-shite things that have happened close to home. In no particular order, here are 10 good things from Roll for the Soul in 2016. (An entirely subjective list by Rob.)
As a Community Interest Company (CIC) we have to report each year to the CIC regulator. It’s a way of explaining how we’ve tried to benefit the community, and it enables the regulator to check that we’re not doing anything that’d be inappropriate for a non-profit. The most recent report that we’ve submitted is for 2015/16.
Takeaway cups are a bit of a nightmare waste-wise. Although we only use compostable takeaway cups, lids and other packaging, we’d like to use less. So we’ll knock 30p off the price of a takeaway drink when you bring your own cup.
Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles from Bristol to India. He’ll talk about the journey with reference to Western and Eastern philosophies, considering what they can teach us about the philosophy of cycling and the rides we take every day.
We’re very pleased to be stocking Bristol Bicycles, designed and put together in Bristol by our friends at Jake’s Bikes. Jake & co. have been fixing bikes in Bristol for many years, and understand the needs of cycle commuters. These bikes have been designed with day-to-day utility riding firmly in mind.
Learn about healthy fats, vitamins, blood sugar and carbs, food labelling, sustainable food production, intuitive eating, and food and mood. With an emphasis on plant-based nutrition and enjoying delicious food!