What is your proudest sporting achievement?
Probably my first race in Kona. It was all so new to me and I was a bit like a rabbit caught in the headlights. I went in with no expectations and finished in 6th which was above where most people expected me to finish.
What is your proudest non-sporting achievement?
After school I did a year as a commissioned army officer in the British Army. It was such an incredible year and taught me so much. The discipline I learnt in that year I continue to use in my athletic career.
What do you enjoy most about riding bikes?
The new places cycling has helped me discover. I’ve been going to a little Greek village called Molyvos since I was a kid, but since I started cycling and taking my bike with me I’ve discovered so much more. The little mountain villages and communities are incredible and that’s something I wouldn’t have experienced without my bike!
What do you find most challenging about riding bikes?
Bike maintenance! I’ve been lucky but also spoilt that my husband looks after my bikes, but it’s always been a bit of a stress that I’m a little clueless when it comes to bike maintenance. Since I’ve been riding the P5X that stress has been lessened as it’s a bike that’s so easy to work with and travel with.
What is your favourite Cervélo bike?
The P5X, it’s just so fast. I’ve never been on a bike like it. As it’s so adjustable I can get into a really aero position. There are not many bikes I could replicate my set up on as most aren’t as adjustable as the P5X. I also love the P2 as it was my first ever proper bike when I started triathlon, I won my first pro race on it and still train on it today!