Sue - Age Record (2)

In 2006 I was encouraged by a friend to participate in a charity bike ride, 76 miles! Dusted off my never ridden bike and started practicing. Amazed that I actually survived I joined a club and began riding regularly. In 2007 my husband introduced me to time trialling and in 2008 my racing began.

I was never particularly fast in the beginning but I didn’t mind as I got to travel and race all over the country and meet some amazing people along the way. In particular there are four women who I can wholeheartedly say have been an inspiration to me. First our very own Lynne Biddulph, one of the very first women testers I met. The second Ruth Eyles who set up the West Midlands Women’s TT series. This is where I met the third, Arja Scarsbrook who like me starting TTing in her 40s, and made me realise it was never too late. Last but not least Gill Henshaw, still riding and breaking records at the age of 81.

2015 was the year I joined the Born to Bike team. Being part of the team has made me enjoy cycling and racing even more than I did. This great bunch of amazing women have inspired me to push myself even more!


Age: 53

Lives: Stafford

Discipline: Time Trial

PBs: 10 miles – 21:23 (2015), 25 miles – 56:56 (2018), 30 miles – 1:11:48 (2013),

50 miles –2:04:31 (2016), 100 miles – 4:21:13 (2018), 12 hours – 236.1 miles (2018)

BBAR Avg Speed – 24.21 mph

2019 Targets:

Podium in Midlands Women’s TT Series
Improve my Standards at 10, 25 and 50 miles
Improve 50 mile TT time

PALMARES


2018

1st National 12 Hour Championship Team
CTT National 12 Hour – Team Competition Record Holder
1st National 12 Hour Championship Team
2nd VTTA Women on Standard – National 100 Miles
1st VTTA Team on Standard – National 100 Miles
1st VTTA Team on Standard – National 12 Hour
BBAR Certificate – 24.21 MPH
VTTA National 3 Distance Club Champion Team – Doreen Hughill Memorial Shield
VTTA National 4 Distance Club Champion Team – Johnson Shield
VTTA National 3 Distance Competition – 6th Women, 35th Overall
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Cyclo Shield – Best on Standard – Men/Women 25, 50, 100
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Bayliss Cup – Best on Standard – Women 2 x 10, 2 x 25
Winner of the Victory Cup – Best All Rounder – Best on Standard 25, 50, 100 & 12 hour
VTTA Midlands 3 Distance Competition – 1st
VTTA Midlands 4 Distance Competition – 1st
VTTA Midlands Short Distance Competition – 2nd

2017

3rd VTTA National 10 Mile Championship
3rd VTTA National 15 Mile Championship
 1st VTTA Midlands 10 Mile Championship
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Group Bart Cup
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Group Bayliss Cup

2016

1st National 100 Mile Championship Team
1st National 50 Mile Championship Team
1st BBAR Team
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Group Godiva Trophy
Winner of the VTTA Midlands Group Bayliss Cup
Winning Team of the VTTA Midlands Harry Farrell Shield

2015
National 10 Mile Age Group Record Holder (49)

Competition Records
CTT National 12 Hour – Team Competition Record Holder (2018)
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