Rider Profile: Marita Reilly (Full Tour)
Usual Occupation: Civil Engineer
Favourite Flavour PVM Bar: Apple
Where did you hear about TDA?
The Lonely Planet Book – 365 Adventures
What made you want to go?
I just wanted to go travelling for a few months!
What do you like most about the tour?
The friends I’ve made along the way!
What’s been your most challenging moment?
Oh god… there’s been so many!!! I guess the off road. Especially in Sudan!
What’s taking up too much space inside your locker!
A bag of clothes I don’t need. A burka. A kiddies life jacket
What kind of bike do you have?
I have a Dawes Galaxy. He’s called “Tir Na Nog” which translates to “The Land of the Young” an Irish Legend about a horse. If you’re riding the horse you never grow old, but if you fall off you get old immediately!
Is there anything that you bring differently next time?
Is there anything that you would do differently in terms of physical preparation?
Probably cycled more than the 80km I did on St Stevens day (boxing day!)
What do you miss most?