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Elaine Hopley



Elaine is 43 years old and lives near Dunblane, where she runs her successful home improvements business. She won the inaugural Woman’s Scottish Mountain Bike Cross Country series in the early 1990s and defended her title for a number of years. She then continued her sporting achievements gaining a place in the British team in the European Adidas Challenge in 1993. Since then she has completed solo unsupported bicycle tours of Australia, New Zealand and Chile (2000-1). She rode Land’s End to John O’ Groats – again solo and unsupported – in 7 days (1000miles). Elaine has also competed extensively in 10 & 24 hour mountain bike endurance races, which she dominated for a number of years.


Elaine was a carer for her Mum for 16 years who suffered from Alzheimers. Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. They offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.