well-known in the Gravity MTB scene, but a complete newcomer to eMTB
"Anyone who has ridden in the Bosch eMTB Challenge will know that this is not a ride in the park!"
What makes me particularly happy is the fact that each year I see more and more familiar faces from the MTB scene at the start of the Bosch eMTB Challenge. Everyone wants to give it a try and form their own opinion. I think this attitude is great! And anyone who has ever ridden in the Bosch eMTB Challenge will know that this is not a ride in the park.
I have been excited about eMTB racing right from the start. The first time I was slightly overwhelmed by having to read maps and negotiate tricky uphill stages. But after a bit of practice, I quickly learned the ropes and achieved my first victory in 2017 in Willingen, bringing the title to Bavaria. There is now a real battle between us girls. My pulse starts to race before each uphill stage. I find it much more exhilarating than downhill and other races, even though this is a fun-oriented racing format. It's probably because I push myself particularly hard in order to master such difficult uphill sections!
The eMTB was the first bike I was allowed to ride after my numerous injuries. Although the gravity scene is action-packed, it is also very dangerous - but you can't make an omelette without cracking eggs. I don't let myself get put off by this. At that time I was dying to be allowed back on my bike. The eBike genuinely fed my soul because it allowed me to keep up my cycling.