How did you first get involved in your sport?
I saw an advert through EIS looking for Paralympic potential.
What does a typical week look like for you?
Monday 9am-4pm uni, 4pm-6pm training. Tuesday 8am-12pm track (up at 4:30am to travel to Manchester velodrome) 1:30pm-3pm gym session, home for 6pm. Wednesday training 6am-8am, uni 10am-5pm. Thursday training 5:30am-8am, gym 4pm-5pm, uni 9-4pm. Friday uni 9am-4pm. Saturday training 10am-2pm, gym 3pm-4:30pm. Sunday training 8am-1pm, uni work 2:30pm-7pm.
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I enjoy how much it makes me push myself to be the best I can be. I also enjoy how healthy it keeps me and focussed on sports nutrition.
What are your long term aims?
Next my aim is to make the one of 5 female places GB potentially has for London. The bigger picture includes winning multiple Paralympic medals in Rio 2016. Also to be competitive in able-bodied races on a world stage.
Who is your sporting hero?
My team mates at Paralympics GB cycling squad.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I am studying for a master's as well as enjoying watching most sports. I enjoy listening to music and watching films.
How will your SportsAid award help you?
Travel expenses, bike maintenance, training kit, TT bike, adaption for the gym.
- 2011 UCI World Championships Road Race - Bronze, Time Trial - 9th
- 2011 National Track Championships C5 3000m Pursuit - Gold, 500m - Gold
- 2011 National Track Championships (able bodied) 3000m Pursuit - 12th
- August 2011 squad member of able-bodied women's race team - Abergavenny RC
- June 2011 Squad member for international race in Brescia, Italy in June and Liege, Belgium in July
- 2010 Kent International Road Race - Gold
- Jaguar Academy of Sport Rising Star and winner of Star of the Future Award
- Loughborough University sports scholar
- Top 4 in SportAid 'One to Watch Awards'
- London 2012 Paralympics