Words: Starling Cycles
Starling Cycles rider Fleur Ter Kuile is a real one-off.
By day, Fleur is an ambulance driver and student paramedic. If you've not seen her racing round Bristol, UK with the blues-and-twos wailing, she might well have patched you up at Dyfi Bike Park.
Before training to save lives, she spent over a decade risking her own, racing yachts around the world and getting into more than a few sticky situations on the high seas.
And, of course, she absolute shreds on that pink Swoop of hers. Loose as a goose, not afraid to hit the big jumps and totally in love with scaring the shit out of herself on the high-speed and technical stuff. Perfect for the Starling Cycles crew!
This video was produced with the generous support of Öhlins
You can learn more about Starling Cycles on their website
You can follow Fleur on Instagram with @FleurTK_
Video produced by Openwide_Agency, photos by Stephen Sweeney.
Just kidding (well, mostly). This is awesome. And how fast she's progressed sort of goes to show how much the women's side of the sport stands to progress in general if more women give MTB a shot. Camille Balanche had been riding for...what, four years before she bagged her first world cup podiums? There's clearly a ton of talent out there just waiting for the notion to hop on a bike.
I've spent most of my life sailing or working on yachts and then, 9 years ago, I moved to Switzerland. Sometimes I miss boats so much..
Nice video though
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