In this episode I talk with Michelle Brideau. Michelle's originally from Canada but is now living in Bristol UK with her husband.
Michelle started cycling after having her first flare of Chrons disease, she soon found regular cycling was helping to keep her symptoms under control. I found our chat about how she manages her disease extremely interesting and very similar to my experiences with Ulcerative Colitis.
Like many of us she fell in love with cycling pretty quickly and decided she wanted a big trip across her home country of Canada, a 4100 mile trip from one coast to the other. Upon her return to the UK Michelle's gone on to ride big miles and has rode many Audax rides. She hosts a YouTube channel called Ride On Cycling where she celebrates bikes, has many informative videos and documents her rides.
You can find out more about Michelle's rides on Youtube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCgZu2jNyVKDtqoq0zTUCDnw) and via Instagram @cycling_woman.
We have a chat about Michelle's tour, her preparations, dealing with bears, the highs and the lows and all things you'd expect from a bike tour.
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