I grew up in Dorset, where I learned to Sail, Windsurf, Kayak and Kite Surf. however a distinct lack of hills meant I never really knew mountain bikes could be used for anything other than cycling along old railway tracks. Until I moved to Scotland….
I have always been an adrenaline junkie, enjoying snowboarding, canyoning, bungee jumping and anything else that gets the heart racing. I trained in Muai Thai for three years, and competitively ran a number of obstacle courses, including season 1 of ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK, but with mountain biking I found a sport I could do every weekend of the year which never got boring.
My first experience of trail riding was in 2013, being thrown in the deep end, the red Spooky Wood trail at Glentress, and I have been hooked ever since that moment. My first race was a single day enduro at Fort William in 2014. I raced a handful of grass root events for a couple of years before joining the Progression Bikes Race team at the beginning of 2016.