Penny Rowson

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

I'm really grateful this will be my second Year supported by the fund

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling when I was about 4, racing at a young age in all disciplines trying to keep up with the lads. I loved cyclocross, BMX, track, MTB and getting stuck into the bunch racing as a kid in holland with team GB. My passion for cycling really comes from places I've visited like the french alps, Mallorca and the north of Italy where I love to ride my bike and take in the views. I've raced internationally with matrix since 2010 always looking forward to race stage races with the team. my best result to date is 2nd in the U23 British national RR championships.

What team are you joining?

Matrix pro cycling has been run by Stefan Wyman for a number of years developing young riders like myself. 2015 will be the year matrix make the move from domestic to professional level as we take UCI status.

What is your race programme looking like?

Really excited to be racing at the highest level from French cups to world cups, and uci stage races e,g the womens tour

Are you going on a training camp with the team?

I've been on a few camps now based in the south of France, Limoux and will join my French regional team over in Spain for a few races. We're really well looked after here by my coach Chris Georgas who is kind enough to let us stay for free.

When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

The first block of races starts in February with the Belgium classics, straight after we head over to Limoux, France for cholet pays 1.2 and then back to Belgium for Fleche Wallonne World Cup