Cara Gatiss - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
Yes, I have always been into sport! Ever since I was a baby I would never sit still! My parents firstly put me into dance classes but also I have been cycling and running ever since I can remember and have always enjoyed it.
How did you first get into cycling?
I have enjoyed cycling from a very young age. As a family we use to go on these lovely long family bike rides but as I got older, I developed a greater love for the sport when I bought my first proper racing bike. After many years later, I still love going out for rides whatever the weather and with or without friends.
What is your proudest achievement?
Probably being able to continue with all the injuries I've had. But, one of my proudest achievements was running 2,268km in the summer 2020 for 'Race For Life' cancer trust for my dear friend and reaching my donation goal.
How do you overcome setbacks?
I overcome setbacks by praying as I am a Christian so I believe God is in charge and has a reason for my setbacks and I've got to trust him with that. I also overcome setbacks by resting. Not everyday is going to be perfect.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Not everyday is going to be perfect. It's fine to have a day or two off if you dont feel 100%. We are all human and aren't able to train and push ourselves to the max every day or session.
What are your goals?
One goal of mine is to race a triathlon. During COVID I developed a love for triathlon. However I haven't quite managed to race in one yet due to COVID. Another goal of mine is to cycle the famous Lands end to John O'groats route. I also am planning on raising money for the Macmillian trust by running and cycling the circumference of the UK (around 17,820km) honour of my grandad.
Who inspires you?
Many people have inspired me. From my dance coaches to my family and friends who have pushed me through the last few years and helped me get to where I am today! I couldn't have done it without any of them!
Why work with Sundried?
Sundried is an amazing and eco-friendly sportswear brand. Their kit is sustainable and comfy. I love all their kit and all of it is at a great price too! Highly recommend. Sundried ticks all the boxes!
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