I have always been an outdoor person and managed to keep my hobbies in my work life. I qualified as an Riding Instructor in 1992 and continue teaching with the local Pony Club branch. In 1995 I became a qualified lecturer, teaching at Carlisle College and Newton Rigg in the Equine departments. I have for the past 9 years trained the Pony Club Games team, the teams for the past 4 years have qualified for the national championships. Cycling, as well as skiing and swimming are also loves of mine. I was a swimming teacher for 2 years, and now I enjoy teaching Bikeability as part of the Cyclewise team in Cumbrian primary schools. I love the enthusiasm the children have when they are on their bikes and the confidence they gain as they cycle on the roads, which for some is their first time. Its great to see the Children enjoying themselves and taking home a new and valuable life skill.