Cycling

My Cycling Adventure

I started racing at the age of 4, although her first race was a Cyclocross race at Mistley, I eventually DNS’ed after a few difficult practice laps.  I progressed and had some wonderful rides. Below is her portfolio of results in reverse chronological order:

2019 Road

(edit by  Dad based on Abbeys recap)

What a year, where to start… So many things happened in a few months. We had a training and race total limit of 2 hours a week, so dad was keen we made the most of the 2hrs.  We did work outs with Oscar on Tuesday evenings and loads f tests to understand if I was close to where I needed to be to have a strong season. I was above the line, whatever that means every session, so that was good. Focus was on the Isle of Man National Youth Series 3 day event in early May. When things go wel, there’s sometimes a bit of a moment that turns things upside down. In 2018 it was antibiotics for a chest infection causing me problems, but this year was a bit different…

Race 1: March Hare Classic 2019

I had a strong race with no drama and won quite easily. It was a very windy race and my team mate got blown over in 50 plus mph winds.

March Hare Classic 2019
Winning the March Hare Classic 2019

Race 2: My birthday race

This was supposed to be a fun day out, but I was ridden into with quite a bit of aggression in the first 100 metres. The other girl said sorry, and I got back on the circuit, but she did it again. One of those things I guess. The second impact was very forceful and I fractured my arm. pics below…

The weeks after the crash saw no real training or movement. At the end of the 2nd week dad set-up a rig and hatched a plan to get me to the Isle of Man in a condition to race, but with no expectation of winning.

2019 Cyclocross

Mildenhall non-League 9-11 year olds:: Abbey (9yrs old) came second to an 11 year old.

2nd at Mildenhall
2nd at Mildenhall

Photos from the Past Few Years

Winning the Isle of Man National Youth Series Road Race
Youth Coaching Session
Winning the Plomesgate Grass Track Event for U10s
Winning the Plomesgate Grass Track Event for U10s
New SYRT Jersey
Cyclocross fun
Grass Track
Grass Track
Grass Track
Grass Track
Grass Track
Grass Track
Grass Track
Abbey with younger sister Eva
Imogen with Abbey after a successful medal haul at Redbridge
Imogen with Abbey and Eva after a successful medal haul at Redbridge
Abbey with Eva and Callum at the Eagle crits
Long sprint to win the Isle of Man National Youth Series Road Race
Winning at the Olympic Park
Abbey 1st Girl in the National Championships 2018
Abbey 1st Girl in the National Championships 2018
Abbey 1st Girl in the National Championships 2018
Abbey coming 3rd in the National Youth Series road race at Hillingdon
Abbey (8yrs old) coming 3rd U16 at the regional Hill Climb Championship
Abbey (8) winning the ERYCS title in 2017
Abbey with Younger brother Callum at the Fete du Velo 2018
Abbey coming 2nd at the Fete du Velo 2018
Abbey coming 2nd in the Cyclopark championship 2018
Abbey coming 2nd in the South East Regional Championship 2018
Abbey coming 2nd in the South East Regional Championship 2018
Cyclocross fun
Cyclocross fun
Cyclocross fun
Cyclocross fun
Last race of the year 2018
Last race of the year 2018
Last race of the year 2018
Last race of the year 2018
Last race of the year 2018
Last race of the year 2018
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