‘I love talking to people’: Joy explains why she volunteers

28 Feb 2019
By Joy K., Student at Robert Gordon University

Northern Ireland is a small country that’s often overlooked on the world stage. But it’s somewhere I’m immensely proud to call home. Often considered an uneventful little place, that all changed one sleepy Sunday morning when the world’s leading cyclists descended on the country to take part in one of the races of the season.

Usually associated with red-white-blue and green-white-orange, in the summer of 2014 Northern Ireland turned pink for the Giro D’Italia. It was an amazing event to be a part of. No I’m not a cyclist and I didn’t cycle the 116 miles, but I was a volunteer at the ‘world’s most iconic cycling event’.

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A Northern Irish, caffeine fuelled, food-loving photographer and aspiring journalist, who likes to think they're funny. Political fan, dog enthusiast and music lover. Expect sarcasm, puns and bad jokes.