DEBS, ROXY & RAPHA
Previously I competed in triathlons before realizing I got bigger smiles for miles on my mountain bike and could also share my training and adventures with the dogs. I love racing and occasionally race enduros, but mostly I ride my bike just because I love getting muddy in the woods with my friends.
Based near Aberdeen, Scotland, I have the perfect playground with the Cairngorms National Park on my doorstep.
I have two amazing trail dogs – Roxy the 11-year-old Springer Spaniel and Rapha the 11-month-old Cocker Spaniel. Don’t underestimate the old girl- Roxy can still hit those trails for a few hours. She has transformed from the naughtiest puppy into the most reliable and loving trail dog. Always the first to come and lick my face when I crash, she has done an amazing job of showing wild Rapha the ropes.
Rapha is the crazy one in the pack who always make you laugh. In true cocker spaniel fashion, he gives everything 110% but has also been the easiest puppy to train. When he’s ready to shred he lets you know by squealing ensuring that all conversations have to stop, and he gets to chase you down the hill. Like a rocket he sticks to my back wheel and loves a cuddle and treat at the bottom of the trail.
Check out my blog about our playground in the Cairngorms here – https://www.barkandridesports.com/debbie-roxy-rapha/