Follow your heart
There’s a beautiful quote by bicycle author & designer Grant Petersen that says;
“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world”.
I first heard it in Rio, Brazil when I was creating my 27th heart-route back in 2018.
In this post I’ll be sharing a pretty crazy story about how that quote sort of comes true...
Heart-route number 50 is rather different from my other routes, as the idea for it actually came from my future 100 yr old self! Apparently I ended up in the 23rd century, and was a guest on a podcast called ‘Tests from the Future’. Simon and Dirk started their unique show when they discovered they were able to actually send episodes back in time!
It was incredible to hear that the Cycle Your Heart Out movement still exists in the year 2223! An annual event called the ‘World Heart Relay’ ended up creating millions of heartful cyclists over the centuries, which amazingly led to a more peaceful, loving world!
Keep reading to find out what the ‘World Heart Relay’ is all about, and how heartful cycling may be able to help save the world...
Heart-route 49 is all about letting go, and finding joy again. Letting go of someone, whilst also letting go and moving your body to the rhythm of your own soul.
I decided to celebrate Cycle Your Heart Out's 12th Birthday in London, after dancing my heart out with Ecstatic Dance UK at the Hackney Wick Sauna Baths...
Follow Your Heart
This is a very special route for 2 incredible souls, and I feel so grateful to have been a part of it all!!
Nic wanted the heart-route to symbolise all the exciting new adventures that she and Sonny will now have together as Mr & Mrs! A 3 day wedding in exotic Goa was a great way to start! Surrounded by family, friends, sunshine and sea! The whole ceremony was utterly breathtaking.
I had the honour of reading out a poem I'd written to celebrate their new adventures together. Since they're both fans of Pennywise the Clown, I couldn't help slipping him in there!
Click below to find out how we celebrated the 3 days, PLUS all the highlights of my Goa adventures...
Follow your heart
Cycle your heart out... home, to your true self
Sudden loss, dramatic change and heartbreak can shatter you to the core, and leave you with such a mix of emotions, that overwhelm engulfs you. You may feel ungrounded, insecure with zero energy, you may question your very existence, what you really want in life, who you are, and why you're even here.
After many months of listening to my heartful ride meditation, one city and theme kept coming up. That saying "home is where the heart is" finally started to make sense. Deeply embedded, free from any bricks and cement, location free, lay my home, my heart.
If you're going through something similar, I hope my poem rides you back home, to the doorstep of your true self.
Follow your heart
Cycle your heart out... and embrace change!
Sometimes things happen beyond our control that force us to embrace change.
Changes can be a chance for a fresh start, a new perspective, and a new place to call home.
To help cope with the fear of the unknown I like to paint, write and cycle my heart out!
All three of these help transport me to a meditative flow where worries leave my body with every paint stroke, every line, and every pedal I take.
How about you? What helps you embrace change?
Keep reading to find out 9 highlights of the route, and download your FREE gift to help you ride inwards and embrace change!