How did you first get involved in your sport?
I joined the local cycling club Kings Cliffe Flyers and progressed from there, I began racing at a higher level when I was selected for the Sainsbury's UK School Games.
What does a typical week look like for you?
I train/race 7 days per week: Sat - race (at least an hour), Sun - race (at least an hour), Mon - evening; 30 mins core strength session. Tues morning; 30 mins roller session, evening: 1-2 hours hard training (outside). Weds morning; core strength session, evening; 1 hour (inside - trubo/rollers). Thurs morning; roller session 30-1hr, evening; 1-2 hours hard training (outside). Friday - 1 hour (inside - trubo/rollers) or track racing league (summer).
What do you enjoy the most about being a sportsperson?
I really enjoy the social aspect after races, but I absolutely love road racing and riding in a massive bunch on the continent.
What are your targets for the next 12 months?
Medal at national junior level in road, track or cyclo-cross.
What are your long term aims?
Become a professional cyclist and race internationally. Olympic selection - Rio 2016 (road or track cycling).
Who is your sporting hero?
My sporting hero is David Millar because he was found to test positive for illegal drugs. He got banned from the Olympics but since then he has turned himself around. He is now a strong anti-doping campaigner and has won medals at the Commonwealth Games and worlds clean. His story is very inspirational.
What do you do in your free time?
I like listening to music and spending time with my friends. I also like to be creative, and enjoy art, textiles and photography.
- July 2011 National Under 16 Girls Circuit Race Champion
- January 2011 Silver medalist National Cyclo-cross Championships
- Sept 2010 & Sept 2011 twice Silver medal in GHS National Schoolgirls 10mile Time Trial
- May 2011 10th overall in Assen Youth Tour (international stage race)
- Runner-up Northants Young Sportwoman of Year 2011
- National Series Cyclo-Cross and Road Races
- Selection for the World Junior Road Championships in 2012
- Olympic Delelopment Programme
"Keira had a very good season last year which culminated in becoming national circuit race champion on the road. As well as this Keira gained some top national results on the track and road as well as podium places in international competitions where she represented the National Talent Team. Keira has shown a lot of potential and has the ability to progress to become a professional rider in the future." - Stuart Blunt, British Cycling National Talent Coach