As a new feature on the Rutland Cycling blog we’ll regularly be posing a set of questions to the important cogs that keep Rutland Cycling moving forward. After all, we’re mad about life on two wheels!
In this edition, we introduce you to Emma Porter. Emma is a British Cycling ride leader who is often seen at the front of the pack; leading rides in our busy rides and events calendar.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a primary school teacher and a special educational needs coordinator.
What bike/s do you ride?
I ride a Scott Contessa
When not cycling or working, how do you spend your time?
In my spare time I like to keep fit through Zumba, Kettle Bells and Netball. I also just love to spend time with the girls and love the great outdoors.
What was your moment of personal glory?
I completed the Silverstone half marathon in March 2013. That gave me a real sense of achievement.
Tell us a little known fact about yourself
I have the Will Smith album, Big Willie Style on my iPod.
As an athlete, I’m sure that you maintain a healthy balanced diet. What do you eat when you fall off the wagon?
As a rule, I tend to eat healthy. Like everyone though I like to have bad days. On those occasions, I just love bread!
You’ve got a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world. Where are you going?
Easy! I’d love to go to Peru and do the Inca trail before it disappears.
…and finally. The world is listening or should we say reading?! Is there anything you’d like to say?
Yeah. Get on your bike - Life is better on two wheels!
Emma often joins and/or leads our Mums and Tots ride on a Friday. Find out more about this, and other Rutland Cycling rides and events here