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Nikky's story

The reason I share this is because I know I’m not the only one who has struggled with this and there will be many women that can find strength in seeing this. Pregnancy is something I have been blessed with, I don’t want to be misunderstood. But cycling is a very big part of my life and in some way a priority. Throughout this journey I had to adapt majorly and find a way in which I could balance the physical changes with my need to ride. It was a struggle with ups and downs and it hasn’t been easy. I had to change my
mentality and let go the athlete I always had been before. Outsiders have been telling me I have to be thankful for what I still can do, and I am, but it was
a process with many tears and not only laughter. The tears and doubts well hidden for others, but it doesn’t make them less true. Now at the end of the
journey I can say I became a better cyclist because of it, still riding at the end of my pregnancy and enjoying every pedal stroke. If I want to, I will
return to be an even stronger and more confident athlete than before.

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My biggest cycling challenge so far, pregnancy