The Boudica Challenge


Good People who read my blog, welcome, welcome to my latest insane (simply a synonym for genius by the way) idea.

The background

My bike is also called Boudica.

Mostly because I dig Boudica and think she is one badass woman.

Also there is Nikki.

She is very cool. Her bike is called Hermin.

(I think Boudica and Hermin may have a thing going on but we can’t find out for certain. They’re keeping very quiet about it all.)


When Nikki found out that my bike was called Boudica I made a stupid joke about riding around naked with butter knives attached to my wheels.

Nikki took it from a joke and suggested we actually do something useful with such an insane idea.

Naturally I loved it, except the naked idea (ouch). Some lateral thinking later and…. TA DA!

The Boudica Challenge was born!

And So…

July 24th 2010 is the day that The Boudica Challenge takes place.

Working West to East and riding three trails in one day, totalling 35 miles (yikes):

Brechfa:      Gorlech Trail: 12 miles

Afan:          The Penhydd Trail: 14 miles

Cwmcarn:    Twrch Trail: 9 miles

Inspired by Boudica’s story, we are supporting Refuge, because one woman in four experiences domestic violence at some point in her life.

Furthermore, two women are killed each week by a current or former partner.

Domestic violence accounts for almost a quarter of all violent crime and in 90% of domestic violence incidents children are in the same or next room.

On average a woman will be assaulted by her partner or ex-partner 35 times before reporting it to the police.

It is shitty, shitty, shitty and if we can help by riding our bikes stupid stylee around mountain bike tracks then that is what we want to do.

More details…

We shall be riding in gold bikinis and cycle shorts since it is common knowledge that this is what all modern day lady superheroes wear.

Our hair shall be red – Boudica’s was. It wouldn’t be fair if we did not have red hair.

It is not a closed event – we want to raise the profile of mountain biking for women, and the more people involved, the more money we can raise.

If you want to be involved – let me know in the comments section and I will get back to you.

Fancy Supporting Us?

Well the least troublesome way is to donate using the link at the top of the page, that way from the comfort of your desk chair you know you’re helping and you don’t have to ride around in a gold bikini feeling stupid.

Or you could join in with us as mentioned above.

We’re setting up a website too and when that is up we will be letting you know if there is anything we need. So I hope you’ll visit us there when it is live.

Right then – that’s the news lovelies. More soon!