Whether I am on or off the bike I take pride in doing the best I possibly can. This applies to my cycling, my studies, my health, appearance and my relationships with others. I believe that if you are a well-balanced person, you will be successful. I have played many sports, of which tennis and squash were my favorites until I started cycling. I started racing mountain bikes in 2007 at the age of 12 and loved it immediately. Over the past few years I have reduced my other sports in order to focus on cycling. To supplement the strength and endurance required on the mountain bike I regularly go to the gym and work on core strength. During my rest periods from the bike I do a bit of running. Mountain biking is my passion! I enjoy the challenges that the sport presents, the places it takes me to, the people that I meet and most of all I just enjoy being on my bike.