After a difficult time in France chasing the dream of becoming a Professional cyclist in Europe, two bad crashes and a constant struggle with the team I returned to the UK.
Im now following the path, that strangely enough, I wanted to do long before any idea's of pursuing a professional cycling career popped into my head. Triathlon. Before my time as a cyclist I was a good runner competing at county and national level in Cross-country. I have always dabbled a bit with swimming too but this if definitely the area that I need to work on.
At the moment Im just enjoying the racing and thrill of competing for myself again, Ive had some quite successful results and have a few big races yet to come this season. Next year is shaping up to be very exciting, with some new plans already being put into action so I can take on the challenge of getting a Pro licence to race middle distance or 70.3 races against the top triathletes all over the world.
My other very exciting news is that I gained a place at Loughborough University to study Sports Technology and will be starting this September. The degree is product design engineering course with a sports bias, so the perfect one for me and it was exactly what I was looking for.
Watch this space for more news to come on my racing and plans for the following season.