On the Pegs - May 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 5 - May 2022 - Page 38

Ep 102 : Theresa Bäuml

There is more to life than just trials

I was really pleased to get to speak with German rider Theresa Bäuml on this episode of the podcast . It ' s been too long since last chatting with a German rider and this was also an opportunity to get into the women ' s trials scene with a successful rider across German Championships , European Championships and Winner of a Trial GP event .
And I ' m not kidding about that success , Theresa is the winner of the German Championship from 2015 to 2019 . She won the European Championships 2015 & 2016 . And she was the winner of the Italian Trial GP in 2017 .
Theresa opens up on why her results have dropped in recent years , and you may be shocked as I certainly was , to discover she was diagnosed with a brain tumour that required multiple surgeries and although the worst is behind her she has been left still feeling some after effects .
As a result of all this she hasn ' t been riding much with COVID as well stifling her ability to ride , but it has given her a renewed lease on life and a perspective that there is more in the world than just trials and that and to really value your health and wellbeing .
I ' m still amazed at Theresa ' s courage and I can wait to see her back on the bike sometime soon .