From a unique background of rugby, running and growing up in Africa - I am now a passionate cyclist, chasing my goal of being a world class athlete. I have a love for health, food, coffee and of course...bikes.
When I was three years old, my family and I moved to Ethiopia for 7 years. After returning to New Zealand, while at college, I began playing rugby, reaching representative level...but unfortunately broke my finger and subsequently transitioned to middle distance running, again achieving at a National level. I represented NZ overseas and claimed the U20 and NZSS senior girls National Road Race title.
Unfortunately, the high impact of running caused a bone cyst in my big toe, which required an operation and ended my running career. This time, I was drawn to road cycling and here I am two years later.
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”
. The roller coaster of the past few years have really taught me how to create the best out of anything life throws at you. I now have the desire to not only be a world class cyclist, but to inspire and empower others. I hope that throughout my career I will be able to present myself with dignity, positivity and a fighting spirit.