It all started about 3 Years ago when I met Anne Chatterton on some disability cycle training at work, and at the time I was just in training to do my first ever Coast to Coast along the Transpenine Trail (263miles in total). The furthest I had cycled was about 5 miles ,but knew I needed to up the miles before the challenge.
Anne Invited me to join the club rides to help get my miles up, but only having an old mountain that weighed a ton and very little cycle gear, I was very apprehensive, because how could I keep up with a cycle club on road bikes with all the gear. Well I did and joined the ride around May time before the big adventure. The ride was a challenge but Kerry Stephensonand Anne where my buddies and supported me all the way, even when I was ready to go back, as I was so slow and felt guilty for making everyone wait for me, but they did and still do, and this has never changed throughout . I completed the coast to coast and since then done another coast to coast which was with all the ladies from the club. Totally amazing!!
The club as a whole and the ladies in it, has helped me in more ways than just cycling. From being bullied in school due to being the chubby girl and feeling like I always had to prove to everyone, even myself that I was ok at something, sport has always helped, but the ladies in this club have given me confidence, inspiration and self worth. I have met some truly amazing people and friends for life. I have also achieved so many things I never thought where possible including numerous sportive, 2 coast to coast and my level 2 cycle coaching badge, plus much more.
In brief , I would never have achieved and done what I have done without the support and fun times with the lovely ladies called the Sunday Girls Road Club.
Thank you and sorry for waffling so will stop now.
Heres to many more fabulous years of cycling fun,trips and socials.