I’m Ang and I spend a lot of my time riding my bike.

I like the way that the world looks when you view it from a bicycle. When you ride somewhere by bike, the route you choose to travel becomes just as important, if not more, than the place you end up.

I use a bike for my everyday transport around Sheffield, the city that I live in, but I also ride a bike to escape from the city and explore the world – from the Peak and Dales just outside my home town to journeys that take me much further from home.

I’m not the fastest, or the fittest or the strongest cyclist but I like to push myself to my own personal limits and that’s why long distance cycling appeals to me. I wouldn’t class myself as an adventurer, I’m just a normal person with a full-time job trying to cram as much of life as I can into the gaps between my 9 to 5.

For my latest challenge I’ve chosen to enter the Transcontinental Race in 2017. I’ll be racing as one half of a pair with my team mate, and friend, Julie. The TCR will be the furthest I’ve ridden and I know that I’ve got a lot of training to do between now and July. I’ll be recording and sharing my journey to the start line in this blog.

Maybe I’ve bitten off a bit more than I can chew? Who knows, but I’m sure that I’ll have a great time figuring that out.  It’s all about the journey and it’s always an adventure…

On a mountain bike in the Peak… this doesn’t happen very often as I’m usually glued to the tarmac

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