Women & Girls Development, Club Welfare Officer
I fell in love with riding bikes as a child as a means of getting out and about with friends. I have mostly been falling off them ever since!
I predominantly rode a mountain bike but took up road cycling, as a hobby, about ten years ago. I'm now a keen recreational cyclist (road and MTB). When I'm not riding out with friends for chips, ice cream or cake I've been known to complete long-distance cycling challenges and also enjoy playing netball, hockey, taking part in trail running events and the odd triathlon!
My aim is to lead the growth of our Women and Girls offer; to encourage more females to feel engaged with and join us at the club. I'll be supporting the Safeguarding and Welfare sub group as we aim to develop our junior section. Along with Lee, I have recently completed my Time to Listen Club Welfare & Safeguarding qualification and we will be putting the correct policies and procedures in place for the club for all sections of delivery. I also have qualifications in Outdoor First Aid and Mental Health First Aid.
I have tons of experience with adaptive cycling and have supported both recumbent and hand cyclists, and those with additional needs, to engage with the sport, enjoy the open road and take part in challenge events. I love to support people to ride any type of bike, any distance, at any speed.
I am a British Cycling Breeze Champion and plan to lead introductory rides for women who want to engage with cycling for recreation, fun, socialisation, and to support thier physical and mental health.
If you haven't been on a bike for a long time.........Get involved.......it's just like riding a bike!It’s a great honour to be Co-Chairman of Richmond Cycling Club. Michael and I have some great ideas going forward which we hope will make the club a real part of the Richmond community.