Love Letters to Lycra 4 – Hairy Tales

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Next week I fly to one of my favourite spots on the planet, to greet my beloved and three of The Handbags. They’re off to Queenstown over the Southern Alps of New Zealand for the annual 1000km charity ride. Having supported a few causes over the years, they’ve chosen Chain Reaction this time around. He says he’s ready, fit from morning …

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Love Letters to Lycra 1


This morning I stepped out of bed in the dark, padded towards the bathroom and trod in something squishy. It was soft and it squelched. As I stepped away it wrapped itself around my ankles and toes, and held on. How it made its way to me I don’t know because its type is usually confined to …

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Love Letters to Lycra 3 – Amazeballs

In their happy place

You are amazeballs. Yes you, Love Letters to Lycra reader. Not only did you make Part one of Love Letters to Lycra go viral with all your lovely sharing, many of you have also been in touch via the comments below, Twitter and Facebook to post your stories – Amazeballs (or numballs as some might say …

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Love Letters to Lycra 2

Handbag Harmony

Hello again. Guess what, there’s a blue bottomed rhesus monkey clinging to the back of my bedroom door this morning. He’s hanging on for his life with his skinny mesh arms reaching up to the hook. Under his spongy blue bottom poke two limp little black and white lycra legs. He’s Red Bottom the Bike Knicks’ cousin I …

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