Q&A with Victoria
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT THE CYCLING HOUSE?
The group of caring, fun and down to earth folks that are part of The Cycling House family. The teamwork, can-do attitude and passion we all share for riding bikes. I look forward to building life-long friendships and sharing unforgettable moments that I will think of forever.
My favorite rides are those where the total number of switchbacks are n+1; the steeper, the better! Riding with friends in jaw-dropping places and a hot chocolate waiting at the top of the climb. The French Alps checked all these boxes for me!
ONE OF THE BEST DAY'S YOU'VE EVER HAD ON THE BIKE
One of the best days I had on a bike was during a volunteer trip to Lusaka, Zambia with World Bicycle Relief. As we cycled through the outskirts of town visiting schools, hospitals and farms, I thought about the many ways bicycles help people conquer the challenge of distance, achieve independence and thrive. At our last stop, the Palabana Children’s Orphanage, I handed out my bicycle to Anastesia, a loving young girl with dreams of becoming a doctor. This was a life changing event for Anastesia, because a bicycle would allow her to travel to school faster and have extra time to study. She didn’t want to wait for me to lower her seat, oh no…, she wanted to pedal fast, really fast, feel the fresh air caressing her face, explore new places and to ride with other kids. Since that day, I look at bicycles through the eyes of Anastesia, and I am thankful for every opportunity I get to ride my bike with old and new friends and discover together the most beautiful places this world has to offer.