Sorry for the long period of silence it has taken me some time to put my thoughts into sentence form!
Since competing the Trans Alp at the end of July life has been somewhat bizzare… I came back full of memories of the highs and lows and buzzing from achieving my dream to complete my first stage race.
The Trans Alp was a magical time where life was completely consumed by racing. The year leading up had also been consumed by training, after a week of re-telling the story and the excitement that we had achieved it, I hit the ‘what happens next’ wall. I found it difficult to describe how I was feeling, but down pretty much covers it, after such a high it was a massive low and for a good few weeks I couldn’t get on my bike for the shear fact that I didn’t know why.
I decided to take the pressure off trying to find the next thing and spend some time enjoying cycling with friends and family which was fun.
Getting out and having some chilled time on my bike was great and gave me time to clear my head and think about what was next.
After a coffee ride with my Mum one day she said why don’t we do a challenge together! after lots of discussion we have now decided to do London to Paris next year which I am super excited about!
Alongside this my plan is to tackle another stage race. I would love to try the Trans Pyrenees or Swiss epic, so whats next?
I am going back to the gym to build my all over body strength for a few months before putting in the miles starts again.
Thanks to all my friends and family and sponsors for your support over the years.