What do you do for a living?

I work in the wellness and aesthetics industry, managing a business based in central London.

What are you passionate about?

I work long hours, so value my free time; I am particularly keen on outdoor sports and really enjoy tennis, walking, swimming and cycling.

How long have you been a cyclist?

I used to cycle all the time when I was younger. I had a Raleigh Chopper bike that I rode to school and back. At weekends I would go on long cycling trips with all my friends. Recently I was reintroduced to cycling, by my friend Tracy, whilst away on holiday. It is only fairly recently that I have taken up cycling again; I encourage everyone who is thinking about cycling to get out there, and give it a go.

What bike are you riding?

I bought a lightweight Electra Loft bicycle from Velorution, Marylebone. It comes with 7 gears, and is fitted with a rack and mudguards ready to go.

What appeals to you about cycling?

My work life is quite stressful, so I love the freedom of cycling, it’s a wonderful way to clear my head and escape from the office, taking in the sights and sounds of your surroundings. I find it very exhilarating.

How often do you ride?

I try to cycle as much as possible since purchasing my new bike. I cycle to work and back a few days a week, and then go for a longer bike ride at weekends, around Hyde Park, Battersea Park and down the river.

What’s your favourite cycle route or destination?

The Lake District, which is beautiful. You are spoilt for choice, there are so many country lanes and cycleways, all with fantastic views along the way.

Published from Velorution Magazine Issue 5