Juliana Joplin – Short travel full-suss 29er for Bikepacking, local trail riding, and UK adventures.
Santa Cruz Stigmata – Gravel/Cx bike for when I’m tired of hefting big bikes around and just want to go fast on the tracks and lanes near where I live!
Favourite cafe/coffee shop?
Cafe Adventure, Hope Derbyshire – Billy and Rachel not only make amazing food and cakes, they have created a hub for local riders too, with weekly social rides and events. A great place to hang out before or after a ride in the Peak District.
Coffee of choice?
Yorkshire Tea, please! Strong, with lots of milk!
What motivates you about riding?
Being outside in the wild, beautiful places meeting like-minded people and sharing awesome experiences exploring new places and trails, the adrenalin rush from flying down a hill on a bike over roots, rocks and mud, as well as multi-day adventures in the mountains. All of these things leave you with memories that you will last you a lifetime.
Riding tunes (turbo…obviously)?
I don’t like listening to music when I am doing any kind of riding. I’ve got my own internal soundtrack of suitably cheesy tunes, that those riding with me do occasionally get treated to. The only time you’ll find me on a turbo trainer is when I’m injured and there is no other option!!
When not riding, where can we find you?
Climbing, ski touring, wild-swimming. I generally like to be outdoors in the mountains somewhere, having some kind of adventure.
Favourite thing about Bikmo?
The piece of mind that my precious and expensive bikes and kit are fully insured wherever I am, through a company that understands how much cyclist’s bikes mean to them.
If you would like to know what’s Julia up to, give her a follow on Insta @julialikesbikes. You can also join Julia on some of her adventures on the most stunning trails in the Hautes-Alpes, Peak District and the Lake District through her guiding travel agency Endless Trails MTB.