Kathryn Robinson spent her childhood in the Chiltern Hills and studied in Scotland where she cycled around the East Neuk of Fife on a one-speed 1950s Raleigh with a wicker basket on the front. Later in life, she moved to Sweden’s north to live in Umeå with her husband Nathaniel.
Kathryn is an avid outdoor enthusiast, who loves to ride and hike as much as time and weather permits as winters in Northern Europe force most people inside.
What’s your favourite real-world ride?
One of my favourite rides is a loop of the Lövöudden peninsula at Holmsund, on the coast near Umeå. It is a fun little ride with a holiday feel.
Favourite FulGaz ride & why?
While I love FulGaz rides from all over the world, my favourites are in the UK. Lochie McLochface reminds me of childhood holidays in Scotland, and Chinnor Hill 2019 passes my family’s home in the Chiltern Hills.
How did you start filming rides for FulGaz?
There was little coverage of this part of the world, so I applied to FulGaz’s contributor program and was glad to have the opportunity to fill this geographic gap in Sweden. Thank you to the FulGaz team for sending a GoPro to film the rides with, and for developing this content.
Favourite cycling memory?
Probably an idyllic three-day backpacking/camping adventure around Ankarsund, Arjeplog and Ammarnäs in Swedish Lapland. The weather was perfect, the roads were quiet, and the local food was delicious.
Dream bike or favourite bike?
My dream bike would be a fat bike. It would be fun to ride on the frozen lakes and snowmobile trails in the winter.