This is me
But magic axist and I changed my mind: I started to love this sport.
My life began in Nijmegen (The Netherlands) but I grew up in a close-by countryside village. In today's life, I'm a mountain biker and a student. The little word "and" might be easy to type but to combine both is more difficult, but definitely worth trying as I would not like to give up one of them. For so far it is still a quite successful combination as I graduated for my bachelor's degree in Technical Medicine at the University of Twente in June 2016. After my graduation, I moved to Leuven (Belgium) to improve my training area and finish my master's degree in Biomedical Engineering at the KU Leuven. Still with the same goal: combine the study with riding World Cups.
I was the kind of child that was the sports friend of most of my classmates. I didn't care which sport as long as it was something active. Whereas my parents used to be professional speed skaters in their twenties (my arrival did stop that), I started ice skating really young. I was too young to tell you if this was totally voluntary. The first years in my little ice skate carrier I made a lot of pirouettes, jumps and other little tricks or maybe little tries is a better
description. My dreams to become an ice queen as in the movies were definitely bigger as my jumps. When I grew up, I wanted to go faster and made the switch from figure skating to speed skating. Until my last year at the University of Twente, I have skated a lot of marathon speed skating competitions in the Dutch Top competition. Since I moved to Belgium this is somewhat difficult to keep doing, but I still love to skate.
Since speed skating is a winter sport, I needed to entertain myself in the summertime as well. So I started sailing, but this didn't really improve my shape and strength. By that time I had to cycle to school with my little brother every day. When he started mountain biking I got troubles to keep up with him. With the competition blood in my veins, I couldn't let it happen that he was faster than me. I felt like I had no choice and I started mountain biking (Okay, I admit, I a couple of years earlier I was very angry at my parents that they bought me a mountain bike, but I had no choice if I wanted to keep up with my brother again).
But magic exists and my mind changed; I started to love this sport. Nowadays I can't imagine life without mountain biking. The support of my team, Craft Ten Tusscher Offroad Team, makes it possible for me to perform the best I can. As a student I'm always looking forward to holidays and weekends, those are the moments that I can ride my bike. The moments I like the most.
Britt van den Boogert
Facts and Numbers
Facts and Numbers
date of birth:
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1 brother, named Kjell
mountainbiken, speed skating, sailing, writing, travelling
Technical Medicine at the University of Twente (Bsc, graduated)
Biomedical Engingering at KU Leuven
Stedelijk Scholengemeenstap Nijmegen (VWO)
De Staaij in Middelaar and the De Drie Vijvers in Milsbeek