Sophie
Faldo

How did you get into cycling?

I started cycling to rehabilitate myself from a back injury when I was a full time rower. My back took longer to heal than I thought and it turned out that I preferred cycling anyway!

Where do you train?

At the Olympic Park, Derby Arena velodrome and a fair amount on the rollers in my bedroom.

Proudest moment

Winning gold in the sprint at the National Track Masters Champs after only having cycled for a few months.

Favourite cycling discipline

Track – I prefer the training for it. Much more time in the gym and other cross training and no miserable cold, wet road rides!

Pro-cycling inspiration

Anna Mears, as well as being an absolute track legend, she’s done some amazing things for charity.

Top tips for training

Train hard, fight easy… one I stole from my Army days.

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