Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?
No, I have been fortunate to be supported by the David Rayner Fund for the last 2 years, without this I would not be able to race abroad.
What is your cycling history?
At the age of 9 I started racing local cycle cross in Norfolk every Sunday morning. The whole club (Fat Birds Don't Fly) used to turn out and encourage me along, popping up along the course with useful information like "change gear'! The club morale really got me into racing and riding my bike, especially when the races and rides ended with a compulsory cake stop. However, it all got a little more serious when I started time trialling and road racing a couple of years later with the support of Beacon Wheelers.
What team are you joining?
Biehler Pro Cycling UCI Team.
Tell us a bit about your team.
Biehler Pro Cycling UCI Team have progressed from Swabo Ladies, a Dutch club team. The team have created a pathway for Female Cyclists. They have an U16, U19 , national women’s team and a UCI team. This is the first team to have a development pathway from youth to UCI. What a great development!
What is your race programme looking like?
My race programme a mixture of World Tour races, UCI race and national races.
Where are you going to live?
I will be living in Dendermode, situated between Gent and Brussels. It is, a Belgian City and municipality located in the Flemish Province of East Flanders.
What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?
This year I will be on a Look 795,I feel really privileged to be riding such a great bike, It looks fantastic! Our kit is supplied by Biehler.
Do you have any other interests outside of cycling?
I have an interest in cooking, my favourite dish is tarragon chicken as it is quick to cook but still healthy.