Over 23's rider
Riding for: About 10 years, but most of that was social mountain biking.
Best race result to date: Finishing 45th in the GC at the 2013 Ras na mBan – it was my first big stage race so I had no idea how I’d get on, the racing was tough – hilly, lots of crashes, heavy roads and rain! I was happy to stay upright and finish the race, even though by the end of it I couldn’t ride uphill if my life depended on it! Other than that, coming third in the road race stage of Holme Valley Wheelers not long after a lot of time off the bike with suspected lymes disease & a hefty dose of antibiotics.
2016 Season Goals
I’d like to do well at Holme Valley Wheelers stage race and a few others, but at the moment I’m just focusing on getting better following a crash in May last year which resulted in a complicated shoulder injury.
Top 2015 Season Results
- Kinross CC Orchils Women’s Road Race – 3rd
- Ivy Ladies Road Race (E/1/2/3/4) – 4th
- Feew-side Womens Road Race (E/1/2/3/4) – 6th
- Crit on the Campus (E/1/2/3/4) – 4th
- Capernwray Road Race (2/3/4 Women) – 7th
Q&A with Claire
Hardest thing about cycling: Cycling in the wind.
Interest outside of cycling: Yoga, drinking coffee and chilling out.
First Cycling Club: Hervelo.
What career did you train for away from cycling: Journalist
Cycling Hero: Marianne Vos
Favourite Race: Holme Valley Wheelers stage race.
Favourite Climb: Coll de sa Batalla in Mallorca or Lacets de Montvernier in the French Alps.
Favourite warm up music: Anything upbeat.
Favourite food: Is coffee a food?!
Pre Race Rituals: No rituals but I always need to warm up as it takes me ages to get going properly.
What do you love most about cycling: The freedom and scenery, café stops and the social side of cycling in a group.
Claire's Latest Blogs
We have some exciting Team22 WRT news. This is how our 2017 line up looks. We will be welcoming some new junior riders but we will also be losing some wonderful people who we wish well on their new ventures and thank them for their hard work. Over 23 Riders -...read more
Claire on Twitter
@edinhelp Hi, can you tell me how to report an incident due to the roads not being gritted this morning please?