Majella has always enjoyed riding a bike but her interest in cycling didn’t really develop until she began working with some passionate cyclists who inspired her to get more involved.
The support from her colleagues helped Majella push her boundaries.
Majella is now involved with teaching children and young people with autism to learn how to ride a bike.
The cycling sessions she leads were recently voted Best Cycling Programme at the 2019 Cycling UK Awards.
It has been so wonderful to support our young people through their journey in learning to ride a bike. It can provide so many opportunities for building confidence, resilience and having fun!
Majella said: “It has been so wonderful to support our young people through their journey in learning to ride a bike. It can provide so many opportunities for building confidence, resilience and having fun!”
When she’s not supporting young people she’s cycling with a group of friends and has benefitted herself from riding with group.
She said: “Riding with them has developed my personal riding skills and has contributed positively when I am coaching.
“It is a chance to get outside and have fun! Whether it is a quick spin round local routes after work or a longer adventure, I still get a rush from it.
“Being able to help others enjoy cycling by providing opportunities and support to them it a massive part of why I enjoy cycling so much.”
What is 100 Women in Cycling?
Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling is an annual list celebrating inspirational women who are encouraging others to cycle.