What is your mountain biking background?
I inherited mountain biking as a hobby after my late brother passed on to me his beloved Yeti bike. He was really into mountain biking and had two Yetis. He passed away, just over two years ago, he had cancer. It is sad but I feel lucky that he left me such a nice way to feel connected to him and to also feel empowered
It was a bit hard for me to get into it at first because I knew nothing about mt biking at the time and I didn't feel confident in the trails. Two years on and I completely love it. I go for a ride whenever I can and I am keen to do more mountain biking road trips.
What made you decide to come to the island for our women's mountain bike retreat?
I really wanted to learn some skills to become a better and more confident rider but what really attracted me was the supportive environment and holistic approach offered.
The mountain biking skills I learnt took my riding to the next level and gave me the confidence to really enjoy the thrill of the ride. The weekend also made me realise that I can get a lot more out of the sport than just fun. The ability to make quick decisions and overcome obstacles on the trail is also very empowering and uplifting
What bike to you ride?
A Yeti ASR
What do you do when you're not riding your mountain bike?
Hiking, camping, dinner with friends, wildlife spotting
How long have you been in Townsville and what brought you to the Ville ?
I moved from Sydney 4.5 years. I came to study zoology at JCU.
Do you have any adventures plan in the near future?
A week in Tasmania with my mum in December
What is on your bucket list of things to do?
Volunteer with wildlife conservation in the Galapagos Islands
Favourite pre ride meal?
A banana and an Up & Go
Favourite place to ride?
Favourite workout song?
How many bikes do you own?
Two - a mountain bike and a road bike
Do you have a dream mountain bike?
Mine : )