Revolutionary Ride_Lois Pryce

Lois Pryce

It’s hard to say how it all started, but it probably had something to do with a bicycling holiday I took at the tender age of thirteen…

It seems unthinkable these days but in 1986 I set off with three school friends on a week’s ride around Cornwall… WITH NO GROWN-UPS! We wobbled our way around the country lanes, slept in farmers’ barns and lived in fear of nothing except the spiders that crawled out of the hay bales. The following year we repeated the experience in France, although my hazy memory recalls that we had discovered alcohol by then and that our enthusiasm for Malibu & Coke combined with the seductive efficiency of the SNCF made for an altogether less wholesome holiday…

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