Following a period of 15 years with no exercise, in 2003 I decided to take up cycling at the age of 37. Joining Redhill Cycling Club for their weekly MTB rides I improved my fitness and skills to manage 20-30 miles each Saturday.
Back in September 2008, I set my mind on the South Downs Double. It was twice the furthest I had ever cycled, and a challenge only for the elite where just 4 top riders had achieved this goal. Seeking expert advice and setting out a rigorous training programme, I achieved something amazing in 2009.
Enjoying the racing element and 24 hour riding, I was delighted to gain 6th place at the 2011 European Solo 24 hour Championships, Exposure 24.
Stretching my goals further in 2012, I took on the South Downs Triple. 300 miles of the South Downs in a gruelling 37 hours. It had never been attempted before, so I rode into the SDW record books with this incredible ride.
What next? Let's wait and see ;-)