Cycling has been a long passion of mine. Firstly it gave me my independence, being able to go wherever I wanted to under my own power. It quickly became an addiction of mine and in my 20’s I started to race mountain bikes and also adventure racing. At that time I was also teaching in an outdoor education centre, product testing for the largest outdoor magazine in the uk – my life was 100% about the outdoors and enjoyment. It was during this time that I took to longer adventures/ journeys on my bike, seeing different places still under my own steam. Then my role changed to an ‘office role’ what had I done?…… Working for British Cycling for 11 years I developed all their leadership awards, educated and trained participants/ officials/ volunteers. Now working alongside others at Focal Events I can see why my life map has taken me here. I love my job.