I came to cycling after a successful rowing career. Riding backwards and forwards to rowing training gave me a good cycling foundation, but it wasn't until I joined the Bicester Cycling Club, that I became hooked! I was fortunate to ride for some of the top women's team in the UK as well as riding professionally on a Dutch Women's Cycling Team.... In my latter racing years I went on to set-up and run the highly successful Max Gear team.
Now my cycling career has turned to riding large Randonees in France and continuing to cycle all over Europe and the rest of the world. My best achievement recently was achieving the Gold standard at the prestigious Marmotte ride in the French Alps, and I have also sucessfully completed both the Raid Pyrenean and Raid Alpine.
I’ve ridden most of the cols in France and yet every time I get on my bike, with the Alpine sun on my face, a col towering above me, the thrill and excitement is just as keen as the very first time. Known as ‘The Diesel’ to my cycling friends, I really can cycle all day!