Pro cyclist Lucy Garner to be new ambassador
We’re excited to announce that professional cyclist Lucy Garner is now a Dreams Come True ambassador. We caught up with our cycling star and here’s what she had to say.
We’re excited to announce that professional cyclist Lucy Garner is now a Dreams Come True ambassador. Lucy is a talented, up and coming pro cyclist with her sights firmly set on Rio 2014. She’s also about to embark on the inaugural Tour of Britain, where she’ll be leading the GB team. The 7 day tour starts on 7th May.
We caught up with our cycling star between training rides and here’s what she had to say:
When did you start cycling?
I started racing when I was 8 years old.
Can you remember your first bike?
My first bike was a little green fixed gear bike and I was riding that without stabilisers when I was 2 and a half years old.
Who is your cycling hero?
When I was younger I always admired Marianne Vos and her strengths in everything. I now race against her and have a lot of respect for her because she is the world’s best.
What is your favourite training ride?
One that has a lot of varitey. Some climbs, corners, cobbles, nice villages. Especially when its a long ride its nice to have a good surrounding to look at.
What are your career highlights so far?
Both of the world championships as a junior are the highlights so far. I was shocked to win it the first time because we had no expectations as a team to do well.
What are your dreams?
Rio would be amazing, it will be hard to tell if I am suited to it as a rider as really it should be a mountain course looking at Rio. My climbing is getting better but I am definitely suited to a flatter, faster stage. It would be great to be selected for the Commonwealth Games later this year.
What big races have you got coming up?
I have got the Tour of Britain which I’m so excited to be racing. It’s the first big women’s road race and it will be going past my front door. It will be a good time to promote women’s cycling and for the public to see how women’s cycling has progressed.
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