I’ve met Julie through internet on some BMX message board, she was living in Paris at the time. I invited her to come over to Nottingham where I used to live to attend the winter UK girlz jam in Thornaby. Julie has this motivation and enthusiasm about BMX that makes her eyes sparkle when she talks about her projects. She was working on the organization of the Rid2z event 2005, 3rd edition, and especially the BMX part of the comp. The 2 first editions were disappointing BMX-wise with only 3 girls the 1st year and 2 the 2nd year. So Julie took things in hand and decided to motivate more girls to come and more sponsors to support. With so much energy passed on me with this encounter, I couldn’t do anything but to help her a little bit, especially the flatland part and the English-speaking bits. Rid2z event is the competition organised by the French association Rid2z and aims to promote and develop extreme sports for the ladies.