I was born in the Basque Country in 1958, the daughter of migrant workers escaping the poverty prevalent in the rest of Spain in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. In 1980, I came to London to learn English and never left.
I have much to rejoice about life – I have two gorgeous daughters, Emma and Amaia, who are my pride and joy. I have some amazing friends who I know are there for me and with me. I have loved passionately and been loved back. I have had fulfilling jobs in causes I believed in.
Also, I have had the opportunity to experience the world a little – I lived in India for a while in the 80’s; I have climbed mountains in Nepal, Ecuador, Spain, France and Africa and taken part in some incredible demanding physical challenges; I have cycled the length of Spain, France and the Hebrides but all the time I was having a dream: to go on a very very long bike ride.
One day, in July 2014, the day to live the dream came and I left my house in London on my bike ready to explore this wonderful planet, experience different cultures, meet different people, climb some mountains on the way and more…
After nearly two years, 22,000km and 23 countries I returned to London for a few months but even as I was buying the ticket to bring me and my bike back from Bangkok I already knew that before not too long I would be on the road again.
Now Africa beckons. No time frames, no fixed plans of commitments. Just me, my bike and the open road.