Ayesha is working tirelessly towards this goal and is determined to take every opportunity that comes available to make this happen. She is extremely passionate about creating representation in cycling that will encourage and inspire other African-American women and youth to follow their dreams, whatever they may be.
Ayesha on her mission and passion for cycling
Going back to her childhood and coming from a sporty family
How her cycling developed - which started with commuting and why she loved it
How commuting open up her access to the city and enabled her to take on different jobs
How it all started with ally cat races
Her first race - 2014
Type 2 fun and why it was a horrible experience
Why she decided to carry on
Why she is still learning
Deciding to go professional
Advocacy and what she’s doing
Focus on content creation
Starting her own blog and podcast podcast - A quick brown fox
Being inspired by how people got there in the first place
Crashing out of the National Championships…
Dealing with crashing and how to get back on the bike again
Working with coaches and the impact on her confidence
What a typical training week looks like
The Dirty Kanza 200 - gravel race
The mental aspects of the race
Getting comfortable in the saddle
The journey of going pro and the help she had along the way
How she funds her life and affords to ride
Why she doesn’t want donations
Patreon and how she’s finding it
The bike she rides
Have an integrated seat post and why she loves it
Dealing with difficult situations
How we can help to increase diversity
Plans for 2019
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