Helen Langridge: What cycling around the world taught me about my body and mind

The coffee came out of a sachet, one of those 3-in-1 Nescafe sorts perfect for travelling. Nescafe is the go-to coffee brand in Asia; Mike could find a packet anywhere. A coffee in the morning is normal for what seems like the majority of the British population back home but had never been for me. Throughout my 28 years thus far, whenever someone had suggested we go for coffee, I’d always order a hot chocolate.

However, sitting on the grass in the apex of a hairpin bend part way up a...

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Breathing Space: 12 memories of breathing adventure

air breathing guest blog Dec 07, 2018

How aware are you of air? Do you appreciate breathing in your life?

I feel that adventuring has made me a bit of a connoisseur!

Perhaps it started as a child, when before the invention of inhalers I struggled with asthma.  So I was sent to have ‘breathing lessons’ (good old NHS) and my wheezing turned to breathing – freedom!  Air became my friend to be cherished and enjoyed.

I love walking the Lakeland fells where I luckily live. The cool early morning air,...

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