In my spare time, I play a lot of bridge and am proud to have been selected for the County team representing Derbyshire in national events. I am also a cycling fanatic. I could bore for England on the subject of professional road cycling, having followed it avidly for at least 30 years. I have travelled to Europe to watch road stages of the Grand Tours and also love watching track cycling. I already have my ticket for the London 6 Day in October 2019 and, as a member of British Cycling, I will be involved as a volunteer assisting with the running of the UCI World Road Race Championships that are being held in Yorkshire in 2019. I read a lot, enjoy going to the cinema and to the theatre and I love The Archers! I was on the Committee of the Derby & District Law Society for many years, having held all the main offices including being President in 2006/2007. In recent years, I have developed a keen interest in travelling to places I have long wanted to visit including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, South Africa and Cuba and in 2019 I finally made it to the place that has fascinated me since I was a child - Antarctica. It was definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I want to go back again already!