Hi I’m Andrea Pogson and I am so pleased to be part of Team JMC. I started cycling after quitting smoking, aged 26, by attending Sunday runs with my local CTC group and developed a love for time-trialling through other CTC members who raced with Eastbourne Rovers. I spent many years chasing the British Best All Rounder competition, coming third on three occasions. Career highlights were winning the British Women’s 100 TT Champs in 1998 and coming second to Yvonne MacGreggor in the National 10 the following year. I took quite a long break from 2000 onwards as it became an onerous task trying to maintain that level of riding. Since then I have developed a real love for mountain biking. It is not only fun, exhilarating and challenging, it also takes you through some fantastic scenery away from traffic. My new challenge is fat biking which I really love. I have a lot to learn but I am progressing all the time. I am so excited about what the future may bring and I’m looking forward to having some fun with my new teammates.