After years of feeling ‘too fat’, I’ve finally found my place in the cycle lane - you can too

‘I’m worthy of taking up space, and always will be’ writes journalist - and cyclist - Emmie Harrison-West, as she shares her tips having reclaimed her love for the sport and her body

Emmie Harrison-West smiles wearing a helmet in front of a beautiful view
(Image credit: Emmie Harrison-West)

One of my earliest, most joyful memories is learning how to ride a bike with my dad.

My mam laughed behind her camcorder as I shakily steered my bike without stabilisers for the very first time. My dad ran alongside to catch me if I fell.

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