__Born and raised?__
I was born in the UK and lived all over southern England and London before moving out to Amsterdam nearly four years ago with my husband and four kids.
__What is it you love about Vélo?__
Everyone is really friendly and welcoming, people of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to try their best and have fun together. It’s not at all intimidating, despite the intensity of the workouts.
__What is it you love about the Rides?__
The intensity, the optimism and energy of the instructors and mostly getting 45 minutes completely to myself – no phones, no kids and no emails. Afterwards, I feel set up for the day and know that I’ve pushed myself a little more each time.
__What does an ultimate Ride feel like for you?__
Fast, loud music, pushing my limits and then leaving dripping with sweat and smiling like crazy.
__Could you describe what it is that feeds your passion for indoor cycling (Vélo) and how it possibly helps you in your day to day life?__
I come to Velo most mornings after dropping my youngest son at school. I’m an author and starting the day here helps clear my head ready for a day of writing. I’m also obsessed with tracking my workouts on my FitBit and trying to outdo myself each time!