7 days,1000km and enough uphill to summit Mount Everest, twice.
Yes, that's right - I'm doing another crazy cycling challenge. Yes it will hurt (even padded shorts aren't gonna cope with this), yes I will need to eat my weight in croissants and yes,its going to be really, really tough.
Since I moved to Sydney nearly 6 years ago I have promoted women's cycling and got more ladies on bikes. I encourage ladies of all abilities to take part in cycling events to challenge themselves, meet other ladies and have fun. I'm taking part in Chain Reaction to show those ladies we CAN do this.
As a lawyer turned Women's Health & Fitness professional I founded The Affinity Space to train women during and after pregnancy. I help them get back to exercise safely and help them and their families live healthy, active lives.
However, I didn't entirely leave the corporate world as I also work, at director level, for local and international startups helping them build systems, be more efficient and ultimately scale.
I have also worked with charities and over the last year fund raising has been extremely tough - my love of cycling, completing a "must do before I'm 40" and supporting some worthwhile causes made me sign up for Chain Reaction 2021.
Chain Reaction supports 3 charities who bring happiness to sick children, children living in poverty in Kenya & Tanzania and women & children who have experienced domestic violence. They are all doing much needed work and I hope you will join me in supporting them.
I'll be featuring them all in the lead up to the epic ride, so make sure you follow me on social media and check back on this blog.
Let the training commence!
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