TAMMY, 39, video editor, Paris-Brest Aspirant

tamny-rsMy Unpossible Dream is to ride in Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) – an endurance ride (randonneuring) requiring amateur cyclists to complete a distance of 1,200km in 90 hours. I’m currently working through the qualifying series for PBP2015. Even if I finish the qualifiers, I might not get a place to start at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines come 16 August 2015, due to overwhelming subscription. But that is no longer important, because in the past year, I’ve come to realize that the journey towards that goal is the bigger achievement.

With the internet at our disposal, YouTube cycling tips are a dime a dozen. But nothing beats being coached in person by someone who can observe and correct our cycling mistakes, as well as offer practical advice on the best way to train in our own environment.  My fellow PBP aspirants and I chose to work with Unpossible coach Pek Ya, to improve our bike handling abilities and to devise a training program which we can implement to suit our individual schedules.

I’d recommend Pek Ya to friends who are serious about embarking on a fitness goal. The foundation that she builds does more than simply get you to the goal. She also wants you to enjoy the journey that takes you there. Pek Ya is experienced enough to find and use every bit of your natural potential to your own advantage, and coach you towards achieving your goals.