Acquiring skills and confidence in double-quick time.
Mastered cleats in two sessions.
53km - 3 hours 18 minutes (16.7kph).
44km - 2 hours 26 minutes (19.5kph).
First 100 mile in 7 hours 27 minutes only four months after getting first ever road bike.
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.
Emma started out her cycling journey in Richmond Park on her hybrid.
Emma learning to ride in cleats on her new road bike.
Emma on our end of season social to Tuscany.
Emma at the end of Ride London having completed her first 100 miles.
Emma on our Njinga end of season social in Tuscany.
Emma with her Ride London medal after completing the 100 mile sportive.
Emma with fellow Njinga riders on our end of season social in Tuscany.
Emma learning to ride in cleats on her new road bike in Richmond Park.
Emma with her Ride London medal after completing the 46 mile sportive.
Emma celebrating her Ride London 46 mile sportive triumph.
Emma on our end of season cycling social in Tuscany.
Emma with her sister Ali on our end of season cycling social in Tuscany.