"I didn't even know what a triathlon was before 2012. When I took up the sport I didn't imagine for a second, then, that, one day I would be able to represent my country internationally."
Beginning with a fun BBC Breakfast cycling stunt in 2012, Dare to Tri charts how a newly discovered sport became a passion and then an obsession, culminating in Louise's first tentative steps as a triathlete. An adventure not without its challenges as Louise battles to overcome personal nerves, brutal training regimes and the odd bike crash, Dare to Tri is a warmly written, honest and inspiring book full of warmth and ambition.
"Louise's amazing journey to becoming a triathlete encourages us all to be a little more adventurous." -Dame Darcey Bussell
Matthew Syed will be chairing this discussion with Louise. Matthew is the author of three acclaimed books: Bounce, Black Box Thinking and, most recently, The Greatest. He is a leading columnist and feature writer for The Times and a trustee of Greenhouse Sports, a charity that empowers people from disadvantaged communities through sport.
Please join us for what promises to be both a fascinating and inspiring evening.