All Ride With...?
We from “The Women All Ride” – collective want to represent the cycling world in all its diversity. Therefore we have initiated the category: ALL RIDE WITH…! Every month we present a unique personality here: A person who has caught our eye through their presence, their appearance, their sporting achievements or thanks to their ability to inspire and motivate. Every person is different and unique.
In the form of an interview, the persons presented can choose their preferred questions from several and answer them.
Can you immediately think of someone? Then send us a message! We look forward to your suggestions and can’t wait to meet more inspiring personalities!
ALL RIDE WITH... Jenny Andersen
Jenny originally comes from Magdeburg. The bicycle mechanic has been working in the bicycle industry for 18 years and is not planning to leave it any time soon. At the moment, she can mainly be found on her cargo bike, which she uses to carry her dog safely through the city of Berlin.
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We meet you on your bike - what for, where to, on what?
On the way to work and everywhere in general in the city. Since one year, mainly with the cargo bike and dog 🙂
I also enjoy cruising over the asphalt on my road bike. Or longer distances from A to B with my all-round / gravel bike. Everything is fun for me.
How did you get into cycling?
Cycling to school etc. was already normal. But through my training as a bike mechanic, at some point I got deeper into the subject of “proper” cycling. I carefully tried my way from MTB to road bike. And when it started with a fun triathlon, the first serious training sessions followed. It was only much later, when I was already in Berlin, that I became interested in road bike rides and longer tours.
Who inspires you on the bike?
Actually, all the people in my bike bubble. 🙂 Those who ride great races, huge tours or just small but great technical cross laps. You can learn something from each one of them. <3
WHAT WAS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT EXPERIENCE ON THE BIKE?
A holiday trip to Lake Garda and through Italy.
Your old self is setting off on her first cycling tour - what advice do you give yourself for the road?
DON’T TAKE THE MAP FROM 1995 WITH YOU! JUST DON’T!
What was your biggest fail and/or your biggest learning?
To take a map from 1995. 😀 HAHA
What could make cycling/the cycling scene even better?
Don’t take yourselves so seriously, everyone.
Your message for the bike industry:
Don’t burn out your bike mechanics!
Cycling is for you:
Working out and/or switching off.
Your best CYCLING life hack?
Always have enough food with you or know where to find it. 😉
Your favorite snack?
Potatoes. It has to be salty.
Your biggest dream?
To discover even more places and countries by bike.
What should not be missing on any tour?
I would like to ride with this person one day....
…with all from The Women All Ride.
Many thanks to Jenny for the interview and the answers! And if you want to learn more about Jenny’s cycling life, check out her social media profiles!
Editing: Stefanie Fritzen
Proofreading: Sandra Schuberth
Edit / Layout: Stefanie Fritzen
Header photo: Jenny Andersen