My first trip to Italy

My first trip to Italy

Well it’s been an eventful past month for me to say the least. After starting the season with Matrix Fitness and being excited about the fact that they had turned UCI Pro in May I returned home and joined my first ever team, RST Racing Team as things didn’t pan out as planned. This change of direction meant that I could do the televised Tour Series which is a block of five fast and furious city centre races. It was full on, racing twice a week for several weeks but well worth it. Before the Tour Series started I bagged a 5th place at the Milk Race with pretty stiff competion, and I have to say, it’s definitely my favourite circuit. Then I got myself a win in Shrewsbury GP which again was a really good course, including cobbles, a climb and a lot of corners 👌🏼The tour series also went well for me. I always look forward to the series as its a chance to get noticed and is very rewarding. It has really brought women’s cycling on in the UK due to the ITV4 coverage and now has over 70 women competing in each round. In the last round at Bath I sealed my 2nd place overall with a 2nd place on the night which I was very happy about.

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During my weeks in the UK I was contacted by Mauro from Velosport Montegrappa Womens Team regarding joining an Italian pro team. He is linked to Servetto Footon UCI Women’s team so he set me up to meet them. All sounded good so the new contract was signed at the London Nocturne. Without hesitation I booked a flight to Milan to experience the lifestyle out there with the team and compete in my first race for them; Giro del Trentino 1.1. The race was an eye opener as to how different it was to UK races with the speed up climbs being full gas. I have had a really good week in Asti, learning the roads for training, finding the local supermarket, bike shop, bank, cafes Etc. I am back in the UK now for the National Championships on Sunday then return to Italy the following week for the Giro Rosa 👍🏼

That’s all from me