I have to confess that I’ve never really watched much sport on the TV before but now… well, I’m just as hooked as everyone else I have talked to.
Seeing the cyclists doing their thing in such style made me think about innovative businesswoman Christina Simons, who recently introduced ‘pedal power’ to her award-winning B&B Cottage Lodge, located in Brockenhurst in the beautiful New Forest.
The eco innovation takes the form of a specially-adapted former hire bicycle that’s been placed in one of the bedrooms. When guests are feeling energetic, they can simply hop on and start pedalling to generate enough electricity to power the television and get fit at the same time. Don’t worry, though, if you’re not feeling up to the challenge, photovoltaic cells on the roof can step in to take the strain!
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and writing about Christina, whose passion for her business and its wealth of green features is contagious.
The feature has been kindly flagged up in Anna-Lisa De’Ath’s Welcome column in the September/October issue of an exciting new magazine entitled LandLove that is on the shelves now.
For more information about Cottage Lodge, or to make a booking, contact 01590 622296 or view www.cottagelodge.co.uk