"I discovered cycling at the age of 8, when I got my first bike (I still remember that moment today!) and discovered the freedom of being able to travel to places that would have been totally out of reach for me at that age. Cycling has been my passion since then: I have followed the sport, used my bike for commuting, belonged to cycling clubs (currently SFACC) and have been a passionate cycling campaigner. At the moment, I volunteer my time and efforts to try and improve the very inadequate cycling conditions in Maidstone. As a teacher, I am particularly keen to improve cycling conditions for children, so they can commute to school safely,"