Eventually, as the numbers of my students increased, I reached the point of conflicting interests between a full-time job and an ever growing lesson schedule. No competition, the job had to go!
I have now been happily independent since before the turn of the century, I have also been a Bikeability instructor working in schools (requiring regular DBS checks), helping young people to learn how to ride safely on the road, which is highly rewarding and doesn’t interfere with me working at home doing what I believe I do best. I thoroughly enjoy the variety of my work, no two weeks are the same, and I consider myself privileged to have met and continue to meet all sorts of fascinating and wonderful people, some of whom have become firm and long lasting friends.
2018 brought a new chapter in my life, a move to Scotland to be near my family and to experience and enjoy the wonders of the Moray Firth area, along with the excitement and challenge of meeting a whole community of new people and students.