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Katie Archibald column: Hitting the gym early to feel smug

This article is originally from Cycling Week

“It’s important one experiences London every once in a while to put the stresses of Manchester into perspective and confirm Glasgow as the city for you”

Katie Archibald.

Olympic and world champion, Katie Archibald got into cycling after winning handicap races on a Highland Games grass track. She writes a column for Cycling Weekly each week

I was in the gym before 7am this morning. I am feeling unbelievably smug.

I was out of the gym by 8am, with the bulk of that hour filled by warming up and looking in the mirror, but, boy, have I nailed getting that tiny volume of heavy lifting done before London wakes up on a Sunday.

And now I get to write about it in a nationally published magazine! My ego hasn’t had this much indulgence since yesterday.

I’m in London for various reasons. Firstly, it’s important one experiences the stresses of London every once in a while to put the stresses of Manchester into perspective and help confirm low-stress Glasgow as the city for you. But also for a dinner and a race.

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The dinner was an auction event in aid of Action Medical Research, a charity that helps sick and vulnerable babies by funding vital research.

I was surprised to learn how many medical breakthroughs come through charitable funding, especially for rare diseases, by organisations such as AMR. They’ve been making huge differences to children’s

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