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Meet the Riders: Macca

How did you get into cycling?

At a low point back in 2011, a pal pounced on my vulnerability and asked me to join him in a charity cycle from London to Paris with Macmillan ! I loved the road bike I borrowed and carried on doing the odd sportive and using it to commute. When I moved to Teddington in 2020, I joined the Waldys as part of my rugby retirement plan…

What's your favourite place to cycle?

I do mostly love getting right out into the Surrey countryside but a cycle to Windsor for a cinnamon bun every once in a while is a delight.

Have you got any cycling goals this year?

I’m trying to do some of the Waldy monthly challenges this year - I’ve already won a Waldy water bottle or ‘bidon’ as the pros like to call it!

What's your go-to ride with the Waldy Wheelers?

Any ride really as there are always fab folks to chat to and a marvellous coffee stop with cake.

What would you say to someone thinking of joining the Waldy Wheelers?

Do it. No regrets. I tried a couple of other clubs and this is the friendliest, most welcoming and we love the odd social gathering ! Rides are varied, the tour abroad is a must, and the parties can be pretty wild ! Whether beginner or experienced, there is something for everyone.

Finally, what do you do when you're not cycling?

Still play rugby… also sing in a choir, work in education, hike in the countryside, eat a lot of cheese and love a pub with an interesting beer selection - which appears to create a certain added challenge on an early Sunday morning ride !

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