Melissa Lowther

Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?

Yes, this is my first year being supported by the Dave Rayner Fund.

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling competitively around four years ago after an injury prevented me from swimming. Since then I have raced on the track and road with both the Olympic Development Programme and Matrix, who I will be going into my third year with this year.

What team are you joining?

I am staying with Matrix Fitness. The team is a UCI Women's Cycling Team, with some great sponsors behind them.

What is your race programme looking like?

For me the race calendar is looking really exciting. I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the bigger races.

When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

We will be heading out to Oudenaarde where we will be based on the 26th of February ahead of our first race, Omloop Het Neiuwsbladon the 28th of February.