Catching up with… Jessie Walker
By Nick Bull
Although her father Chris was one of the most successful domestic riders in the 1990s, Jessie Walker is looking at making a name for herself, too.
Having finished her A Levels last summer, 19-year-old Walker is hopeful that her first proper winter of training will help her be competitive when the racing season starts.
“The biggest difference is the time that I can rest. Whereas before I was normally busy when I wasn’t on my bike, I’ve been able to have a more normal structure to my training,” said the Matrix Fitness-Vulpine rider, who is in her third year of racing.
“I’m doing a lot more riding in the week, too. There are a lot of chaingangs in the area – one on Tuesday normally has Russ and Dean Downing, Ben Swift and Graham Briggs in it, which is a really good workout.
“Then at weekends I go out with my dad and brother