After getting super disheartened with the amount of single-use waste she was generating during her first ultra race last year, she decided that she wanted to come back the following year and do something about it.
Heck, it’s hard! And no one can be perfect. Of course the blame cannot lie with the individual, either, when we live in a world where the vast majority of eco-harm is caused by a very small few and it’s easy to feel powerless. Taylor found a small corner of clarity, where she set parameters for herself, took note of what came up, learned lessons, and committed to an exercise in mindful bicycle racing.
“Racing a bicycle – a super special object that could truly and viably save the world – in what could be described as a potentially unconscious and at times positively delirious way i.e. as quickly as possible, at all costs – got me thinking about the ultra community, and care; ultimately for each other and by extension our environments and the spaces that we love to roll our wheels through.”
She has been thus far so convinced of the zero plastic way that she has committed to racing all major ultras in this manner for the foreseeable future.
So we look forward to following and checking in with this endeavor as it continues to unfold!
Also! You can watch the Pan Celtic Race film, The Clan, on YouTube and it’s a good ‘un! Loads of women’s coverage and diverse storytelling, including some of Taylor’s journey.
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