My Name is Holly Roach. I am a relatively new to the cycling scene and began riding about 4 years ago. I had never been on a bike or even owned one prior. Yup, I am a newbie with racing too!
A friend of mine (fellow cyclist) had suggested I give road cycling a try and with his persistent convincing, I finally agreed. We purchased a road bike and I have been hooked ever since (some might say I am addicted). It wasn’t easy at first. I started riding with a local group (Ian with Bike Sports in Aurora, ON) who helped get me started. I had no idea what I was doing and began riding with running shoes before going clipless (lol). It is funny to think back to where I started and the accomplishments I have made thus far.
Each year I push myself to become better and a stronger cyclist. There is nothing I won’t say “no” to. In 2017, my most memorable accomplishments were completing a 200km ride and almost 3000 metre elevation/climbing ride (Everesting Challenge ride with Jack.org). I can’t forget about the Donut ride and somehow, I managed to hang on without getting dropped (that was a first)!
I never thought I would find a sport that I would enjoy and love so much as I do with cycling. I am always looking forward to next ride, route, and getting out on the road with my friends.
I am that friend/teammate who will try my hardest no matter what! I bring to the table my humor, dedication, strength, and positive team player attitude. I am extremely fortunate and appreciative of the opportunity to be part of the High Gate Racing team. I can’t wait for our first ride together and thrilled about our journey together in 2018!
Let’s do this!