Central Otago Mirror - - OUT & ABOUT -

It is def­i­nitely a change from nor­mal life, with a lot more re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. How­ever my man­ager is ex­tremely help­ful and does ev­ery­thing to make our lives eas­ier. He has cre­ated a re­ally fun and en­cour­ag­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

For girls want­ing to do some­thing sim­i­lar, make sure you ac­cept any op­por­tu­ni­ties you are of­fered.

I had planned smaller races with lo­cal rid­ers, so when I got an op­por­tu­nity to ride for Team Il­lu­mi­nate I re-ad­justed my year. I am so glad I did.

It is not an easy and priv­i­leged life­style. You have to re­lax into many dif­fer­ent sit­u­a­tions. Ev­ery­thing is chang­ing and you are not in con­trol of what you want to do. But you are do­ing the sport you love and are sur­rounded by like minded peo­ple in a very sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment.

It is likely I will come home at the end of Au­gust.

I am keen to get back to the Calder Ste­wart races and share my knowl­edge with the Mike Greer Homes Women’s team.

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