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I want my husband back!

Nice helmet!The boys are getting a lot of credit for cycling up hills but has anyone spared a thought for us poor, forgotten cyclists’ wives? It’s been a year since Steve started training to cycle the Etape for Finn’s Trust. In this time I’ve discovered…


5 things you have to endure as a cyclists wife

  1. Lots of receipts. For very expensive Rapha clothes, weird gels and a bike that’s worth more than our car – despite not coming with any wheels.
  2. Watching you stretch. Constantly, whilst watching television, whilst cooking and usually in your pants. This is not normal.
  3. Carbohydrate based meals. My skinny jeans no longer do up.
  4. Looking after your children. Again. We Mums have been forced to band together and collectively empty your wine cellar in protest.
  5. Never getting a lie in. Why do you have to go cycling at 5:45am anyway? And why doesn’t your own alarm ever wake you up? I am tired at pushing you out of bed with my feet.

There is an upside to all this, namely having a very fit husband! And more importantly raising money and awareness for Finn’s Trust, a charity very close to my heart.

I wish you well on Monday boys, Finn would be proud of the Daddys!

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