Event / Gran Fondo: Amy’s Gran Fondo – great cause and fantastic loop
Ride: New Plymoth to Napier (across North Island of New Zealand)
Climb: Mt Buffalo
Descent: Chum Creek (Toolangi to Healesville)
Weekly ride – AUS: Mt Pleasant, VIC
Race: Liege Bastone Liege
Experience: Mountain Biking with mates for a week in Rotorua, New Zealand
Memory: First real bike ride – getting dropped on Humevale Climb and having to grovel to the coffee shop. The donut and coffee were amazing!
Guiding since: 2011
Riding, racing bikes since: After a paper round from 11 years of age, I started commuting to work at 18 then racing from late twenties.
What is it about guiding you love: Helping every ride meet their challenges, whether they’re at the front or off the back. I love seeing the sense of achievement at the end of the day and sharing a drink and stories with them.
My bikes: I have one for every adventure. My Baum Corretto is my sentimental favourite, but my Pappillionaire pub-bike is probably my fave. I also have Cannondale CX and Road bikes and a Look Track bike.
Old school bikes: Cream 3 speed pub bike, basket on front
Other talents: Part time Spin Class instructor!
Former life/jobs: Registered Nurse, Safety & Security Manager
Family: Wife and two young boys – 9 and 7