Q3. What have you been up to over the off-season, will we see anything new from you?
"I am the same old me, you wont see anything different from me on the bike as I have all the same sponsors, which many of them have been with me for the past 10 seasons, and I‰Ûªm so grateful for that. This off-season I have spent a lot of my time coaching and riding more so for fun than to train for the coming season. I have had to take a step back from my normal commitments with other priorities in my life taking over, but in saying that I am really looking forward to this season and to see how my new approach goes."
Q4. Who is going to be your biggest competition in the women‰Ûªs class this year?
"There are probably three girls who will be up the front the whole season, Emelie Karlsson, Sophie Coldicutt and Jess Gardiner. Jess is still working at it 100% as has always been a strong rival, Emelie is always there and going off her Instagram she has had a good off season and will be one to beat. Sophie over the last couple of years has been getting stronger and stronger and in 2017 had some wicked rounds, and she has some more support this year so I can‰Ûªt see why she wont be up there. There will also be girls who pop up at certain rounds when everything goes right and I believe that will definitely happen again in 2018."
Q5. You retired from international racing, what was the reason behind that decision?
It is such an endeavour in terms of effort and financing the trips, I loved it but to do it for that many years it wasn‰Ûªt just my life that I was changing, it was my fiancÌ©s life as well. I was so lucky that he was prepared to put his life on hold for me to continue my race career, but at the end of the day it was time to call it quits and move onto the next phase of life"