“I grew up in Bury and bikes have always played a big part of my life – a Raleigh Super Burner was my first proper bike. I have always enjoyed keeping fit and I love a challenge – I have done a little bit of running, finished a marathon and have done a few triathlons. I’ve also completed a Lejog, a Sleepless in the Saddle, ridden M2L and completed the Club des Cingles du Mont Ventoux. It’s not always pretty but I get round – I love the process, training and the taking part.”