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.

In 2017 I decided to enter the Transcontinental Race as one half of a pair with my team mate, and friend, Julie. It was the most challenging journey I’ve ever undertaken on a bike and definitely the most rewarding.

At the TCR finish in Greece (photo: Doug Midgen)

We crossed the finish line in just under 20 days and were the first female pair to ever complete the race together. Not bad for two middle-aged Yorkshire lasses.

I’m not the fastest, or the fittest or the strongest woman on a bike. I’m just an ordinary woman with a full-time job trying to cram as much of life as I can into the gaps between my 9 to 5 and this often leads to some extraordinary adventures. I like to push myself to my own personal limits and I love riding my bike a very long way just to see if I can.

This year bring’s a whole new set of plans to look forward to and a few new interesting challenges to get me out of my comfort zone.  It’s all about the journey and it’s always an adventure…

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Out in the Peak on my old MTB

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