Qualification for the first Amateur World Championships!

I ride 3-4 times a week and also teach 3 or 4 RPM spinning classes per week. I ride on Wednesday nights at the Autodrome with Cycle Safe Dubai, as well as in the road group and at Al Qudra.

Copenhagen GF was my first international race. Prior to this I have taken part only in local challenges in the UAE like Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge, Liwa and Criterium. With 1000 participants at Copenhagen and riders from 20 countries, I had no idea what to expect either from the race organisation, the course or the level of the other riders. I just had to throw myself in, use the strengths and experience gained from riding with groups in Dubai and stay focused and calm while riding to my maximum ability.

As Copenhagen GF was held in my home country I loved every part of it. The people, weather, scenery and most importantly I had my family with me as road side supporters.

I am amazed by how Dubai is continuously improving the sporting facilities in and around the city. The tracks built for cycling allow me to train safely and effectively any time of the day.

Dubai is perfect for cyclists of all levels, both male and female. Cycling is very social too and I hope to see more women take up cycling either as their hobby, exercise or at competitive levels.”

I am absolutely ecstatic and so proud to have qualified for the World Champs in Slovenia in August, in my first year of cycling. I feel very privileged to be able to travel internationally and ride with the best amateur riders in the world.

Now begins the real training and I am excited to see how much I can improve over the next 9 weeks and where I will place at the event.”

I always take the support of the cycling community in Dubai with me as I wear the Revolution Cycles jersey and will fly the UAE flag on the international stage in Slovenia in August. Wish me luck!

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