In 2006 I was encouraged by a friend to participate in a charity bike ride, 76 miles! Dusted off my never ridden bike and started practicing. Amazed that I actually survived I joined a club and began riding regularly. In 2007 my husband introduced me to time trialling and in 2008 my racing began.
I was never particularly fast in the beginning but I didn’t mind as I got to travel and race all over the country and meet some amazing people along the way. In particular there are four women who I can wholeheartedly say have been an inspiration to me. First our very own Lynne Biddulph, one of the very first women testers I met. The second Ruth Eyles who set up the West Midlands Women’s TT series. This is where I met the third, Arja Scarsbrook who like me starting TTing in her 40s, and made me realise it was never too late. Last but not least Gill Henshaw, still riding and breaking records at the age of 81.
2015 was the year I joined the Born to Bike team. Being part of the team has made me enjoy cycling and racing even more than I did. This great bunch of amazing women have inspired me to push myself even more!
Discipline: Time Trial
PBs: 10 miles – 21:23 (2015), 25 miles – 56:56 (2018), 30 miles – 1:11:48 (2013),
50 miles –2:04:31 (2016), 100 miles – 4:26:42 (2016), 12 hours – 238 miles (TBC)
BBAR Avg Speed – 24.094 mph
2018 Targets: Team award and course PB at the VTTA National 100 in May | Compete in my first ever 12 hour race at the RTTC/VTTA National 12 hour Championship | Improve my BBAR average | Sub 57:00 minute for a 25 mile TT.