the lifeCyclist diaries

19th October 2016
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Power in the playground

Power in the playground Most young girls will be the victim or perpetrator, to some extent, of so-called ‘mean girl’ behaviour. It can be one of the most destructive influences during adolescence, when trusting friendships and a sense of belonging are vital. In an ideal world, teaching the values of empathy, diversity and respect would >>>>

9th October 2016
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When

When feeling all tangled and tied up in knots Remember to breathe. Then write down your thoughts. When stuck trying to bury regrets from the past Sit and accept them, then move on at last. When wishing that life was like hers or like his Stop wishing for their life and live with what is. >>>>

1st October 2016
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Visibility and inclusivity – the perfect match for a happier ending to life’s stories

Visibility and inclusivity – the perfect match for a happier ending to life’s stories In 2015 former Health Minister Norman Lamb created a bit of a furore by suggesting that more LGBT characters should be visible on children’s TV, in the likes of the Peppa Pig stories. On social media, those who are not homophobic — those >>>>

15th September 2016
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Bloody Cyclist

5th September 2016
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Yes you can

The Rio Paralympics start later this week and Channel 4 have released a fantastic trailer for the event. It’s a brilliant way of getting the message across that if there’s something you’d like to try or do but you’re doubting yourself and think you can’t do it – think again! Take the plunge, try it, >>>>

20th August 2016
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There’s always another way

  It’s Pride Glasgow weekend. I’m heading through shortly with my other half as proud parents and keen allies of the LGBTI+ community. Before I do, I just wanted to highlight the main initiative being endorsed by this year’s Pride Glasgow.   TIE – Time for Inclusive Education – aims to tackle the difficulties that our >>>>

3rd August 2016
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25th July 2016
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Judy’s Story

  Judy’s Story   Written by Jane Milne   For any 68-year-old Great Grandmother, cycling 450km under the East African sun would be no mean feat. But, on hearing Judy’s story, it soon becomes apparent why the ‘Queen of Tanzania’ title she was recently awarded by some of her fellow cyclists was so richly deserved…   Judy’s >>>>

20th July 2016
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Who says you can’t be a writer if you’re not well-read?

15th July 2016
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Sarah’s Story

  How losing my mum led me to Africa   Written by Jane Milne   Sarah Yellow had never heard of  ‘Women V Cancer’ till she spotted an advert in a magazine for the WvC Cycle Africa Challenge; a gruelling 250 mile cycle in difficult conditions across Tanzania. And the advert might not have caught her >>>>