For the past three days I’ve been at Newport Velodrome, Competing for Wales in the Inter-Regional Track Championships, so this is just a blog to let you know how the Welsh team and I got on…

Day One – Boys and girls Scratch, Points and Sprint events. My first race was the scratch race, which is one of my favourite events, it was a really fast race, and was filled with attacks and different attempts to gain advantage during the 40 laps. In a fast and furious sprint finish I managed to get sixth place, with my team mate getting seventh place.

The boys event was just as exciting, where my team mate Zachary May took second place.

Posted 25 September 2011

Firstly, im sorry for my lack of blogging over the summer! It feels like i’ve hardly been home!

Back in the start of the summer was the National Road Championships. Unfortunateely I came down with a stupid cold a week before the race, meaning my preperation wasnt ideal, even though the race, which had quite a tough climb in it which really suited me. Three riders broke away early in the race when I was suffering, and I spent the rest of the race on my own, and rode to a fourth place, considering my illness I was happy with it.

The weekend later i left for Holland with a team of four other girls riding for GB, to a stage race in Assen. The race has a high level of competition, with riders from many countries competing. My favourite race was the ‘Classica’ race, which was a 65k road race on a very intresting route, including a long stretch of very rough cobbles! Overall in the Race I came 19th, which i was happy with for my first stage race abroad!

Posted 13 September 2011

I just spent a very long time writting a very detailed blog about all my races so far this season, and then managed to delete the entire thing, don’t ask me how. This will have to be short and sweet as i have far too much revision to do and don’t have the time!

In my first races abroad at the end of march, i got a fifteenth in Holland, and a tenth in Belgium!

I missed the first national series as i was ill, so my first big uk race was the isle of man youth tour where i finished third overall after getting fourth in stages one and three, and third in stage two.

Hillingdon National series. After riding a hard race doing lots of work and putting in lots of attacks, i finished a disappointing ninth place.

Newport Track Omnium. After a good day of close racing I finished in third place, which i was very happy with.

Thruxton National series. Another race where i’ve made plenty of attacks and done alot of work where i have had a disappointing finish, this time in sixth place.

Got Halesowen Omnium next weekend which I am looking for a good result in, then also North West Youth tour the weekend after, which I am riding for Wales for!

thanks for reading,
Becca :)

Posted 16 May 2011

Am in the middle of packing to go away to Belgium/ Holland this weekend and needed a break, so thought i’d update my blog :)

On Wednesday, i went to the Cardiff Workshop in Sophia Gardens! as i was on the programme last year, i knew what to expect, but was still slightly nervous as i am quite shy when i first meet new people! Jamie Baulch did a talk for us. i’ve already had a talk off him at school, and had already heard a few of his stories, but he was still absolutely hilarious, and inspirational at the same time! The talks on using Social Networking sites / blogging sites were also uselful, learning new ways to build up our profiles! oh and let’s not forget making our own human bike…

after the workshop i went straight to a session at the track in newport (which was very tough) which happened to be my last proper session, before going away with Talent team on the weekend!

i’ll make sure i’ll let you know on how i get on!

One last thing, Thank you to Asda/Sportsaid for my cheque! have already planned to buy a new helmet and Shoes with the money as mine are pretty wrecked now! And also thankyou to my store for my extra cheque form fundraising!

speak soon, Becca x

Posted 17 March 2011

Recently I found out that I am part of a team of six girls being taken to Holland & Belgium next weekend! I am so excited as this will be the first time i have ever raced out of the Uk, and the Racing will be at a Very High Standard! Hopefully my legs wont let me down, and I’ll get some good results!

also next week i have my Asda Athletes workshop on Wednesday, which im very much looking forward to, will be nice to meet some new athletes :)

Posted 10 March 2011