Thursday, July 31, 2008

Newtown primary school

The weather did get better in Les Deux Alpes, at least until the last day of our camp when we got shoed off the mountain because there was a massive thunder storm coming in.

I got back to Bath last week and the day after I got back I went into Newtown primary school to talk to the children. I had great fun with them and they were really interested in what I do.

I showed them some videos of my riding and during the ones where I was racing other girls they even started cheering for me! If I could I would take all of them to all my competitions because they were such good cheerers!

I also showed them all the gadgets we use in training such as the head cam I put on my helmet, I got them to walk around the class filming everyone which produced some very funny videos.

Thank you to all the kids and staff for such a warm welcome!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Glacier Closed

I am still out in Les Deux Alpes where everything was going well until 3 days ago when the weather closed in. It was so bad yesterday the glacier was closed for skiing/snowboarding so we went mountain biking instead (check out the photos) it was great fun.

ITV west did an interview with me before I left Bath which is up on their site It’s got some rad unicycling in it, to watch you have to click on the link above.
I also got an e-mail today with a link to a radio interview I did at the Chill factore a couple of weeks ago. It’s a bit random with the interviewer and me going off on a tangent a few times. Click below to listen.

Click on "podcast feed" then the zoe gillings article.

We went up the hill today again but the weather was awful! I hope it gets better soon.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Out in France

My fitness tests all went well. The scores were pretty much all as expected with a few big jumps.

I am out in Les Deux Alpes now. We arrived late Sunday night but the hill was closed on Monday so today was our first day on snow. It was also my first day being coached by Markus, I am pleased to report it went really well! He has been teaching me loads of new stuff and I love learning new thing so I had a really good time. The weather was perfect too, warm and sunny but not so hot that the snow melts too much. The pipe and park here are both in good condition with loads of different stuff in the park ranging from massive kickers to tiny jumps, rollers, rails, hips etc.

I am off to the gym in a minute, we went searching for one yesterday, most of them are closed for the summer, after about 2 hours we finally found one called Tanker (or something), it must be the most cramped gym I have ever seen but at least it has a wide range of equipment.

We are out here until the 21st July when I head back to Bath again and with a good start today it’s looking like it going to be a very productive camp.