Nominated for Blogger of the Year and Writer of the Year, I’m a mountain bike journalist, equal rights advocate and, some might say, crazy cat lady.
What started as a hobby, mountain biking quickly led me on an incredible journey that I didn’t anticipate. In July 2015, I launched Velo Me, a website dedicated to promoting and encouraging more women to start mountain biking, along with the social women’s club, the Velo Vie Ladies. The momentum from this venture gained a great deal of traction online, via social media and in the UK mountain bike community.
Following the launch of Velo Me, I began working full-time as a Staff Writer at Total Women’s Cycling, the leading online cycling magazine for women. I climbed up to the position of Deputy Editor, where I ran the title single-handedly for a further 18 months.
From there I took up the position of Presenter / Off-Road Content Manager at Play Action Sports, working across the GMBN and EMBN channels. I’ve gained valuable skills in presenting to camera both in a studio environment and out in the field. Being the first off-road female presenter is a considerable achievement not only for myself but for women’s representation in this largely male-dominated sport.
Over the years, I have contributed both written and video work for a number of other publications including Dirt Mountain Bike Magazine, and I’ve also been featured as the subject for a variety of insightful interviews about women in mountain biking.
When I’m not out and about on my bike, I’m usually found cosied up with a cup of tea and my gorgeous cat, Gomez Thunderpaws.
If you’d like to get in touch about anything on Velo Me, then please feel free to do so via the contact page here.