In 2008, I found Mountain Biking, and it changed the course of my life. I live in Boulder, Colorado where I race Elite MTB across the USA. I am from North Devon – a beautiful and sleepy little corner of Southwest England.
The back story: During a study abroad program from the University of Bath, I ended up falling in with a crowd of shady Mountain Bikers in Boulder, Colorado. Running, until then my primary form of exercise, ended abruptly, and I became a cyclist. At the first opportunity after graduating from Bath with a Masters, I made my way back to Colorado. Through the help of some friends, 2010 was the year I started taking racing bikes really seriously. I was hooked.
In 2015, I raced to a podium finish at the US Cup in Boston, and also finished third at the Grand Junction Offroad, a seriously competitive marathon event in Colorado. With a background in physiology (I have a Master’s in Neuroscience, and taught Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Colorado for a couple years), I was drawn to coaching as an outlet for my interests. Coaching is a way for me to apply my academic knowledge to my passion of cycling. I love interacting with talented and motivated individuals, and seeing my athletes succeed matches any success of my own on the bike.