Cycling has been a long term 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 and in my 20’s I started to race mountain bikes and 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 their leadership awards, educated and trained participants/ officials/ volunteers. Now working at Focal Events I can see why my life map has taken me here. I love my job!