My cycling journey began with the cycle-to-work scheme. I bought a hybrid and started to get fit! For my first sportive, I signed up to Prudential Ride London-Surrey 46 miles in 2016. My sister Ali then persuaded me to sign up for Ride London 100. It was for this ride that I realised I needed a plan for a new level of training, so I booked my first cycling holiday with a friend to Sri Lanka, riding hybrids in a small group. It was at this point I caught the cycling bug and knew I needed more.