"I started road cycling in November 2014 and immediately fell in love with the sport. I try to get out on my bike once a week. This summer I went to the French Alps for a 6-day cycling holiday. With very little training I was a mixture of nerves and excitement. The aim was to try make it to the top of at least one mountain. In the end I managed 4, the most iconic being Alpe d’Huez. It was a very hot but beautiful day. My overall time was 1:43:23. I loved every second of the climb and look forward to returning next year to try beat my time."
Well done Carmen!