1) Which MTB trail got you through lockdown?
I’ve always been grateful for having Blacka Moor on the doorstep but never more so than this year. It was pretty much my home run after most rides during lockdown.
2) How did MTBing become part of your life?
Early days BMXing in the 80s/90s lead me to ride with some guys from the local bike shop – we used to pile in the van and head to the Peaks on rigid frames, 26” wheels, no body armour and hardly a helmet. I can’t quite believe what I used to ride down without suspension now!
3) Where are you dreaming of riding in 2021?
Keen to get back out to the Alps with the family and enjoy some uplifts at Les Arcs and Tignes. Treating myself to some guided riding in the Sierra Nevada is also on the list.
4) Have you ridden more or less this year?
I had an operation in May so less. Seven months on I’ve never been so happy to be back on the MTB and appreciating every moment.
5) What would you like to see MTBing become in the next few years? How should it evolve?
Helping to make the sport more accessible is a big area of focus for me. As a female rider I think there is still work to be done to encourage women to try out MTBing and I think there is also the issue of diversity and inclusivity within the sport.