I started racing with ART in about July last year (2020). Admin very kindly let me join whilst I was waiting for my Atom to arrive. Previously I used attend spin classes at my local gym, and would go out cycling in the summer, or on holidays to France. I guess I was a moderate exerciser, a part time cyclist, and I’ve always enjoyed exercise. I really love is the racing, especially riding and racing as part of the ART team. I did my first Team Time Trial in August last year and rode with the men (there wasn’t an ART women’s team at that point). The teams can be mixed and so that wasn’t a problem, but once more ladies joined up we started building up our ladies teams and we have some awesome lady riders of all levels, all ages and it’s a supportive, encouraging and good fun.