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Libby Bell

Libby Bell

Sports Award

Age:
16

Biography

My name is Libby Bell and I am a dedicated and motivated cyclist from Quorn, Leicestershire with hopes of reaching the highest level professionally.

I am 15 years old and have been riding a bike for as long as I can remember but racing for about 6 years.

I now race Mountain bike and Cyclocross as my preferred disciplines at national level but also race road and trying a little track.

In my 6 yrs of racing I have won a National title in Cyclocross, a silver medal at the National road championships and a Bronze medal in the Mountain bike National Championship. I have also raced in Pila Italy at the European Mountain Bike Championships and I would like to race Cyclocross in Belgium this year if possible.

The last 2 years I have been fortunate enough to be awarded a JHMT award and I am forever grateful. This helped me achieve several goals and definitely contributed to a much-improved year.

Recently I have changed my coach and improved on my fitness and strength which will benefit my racing when this restarts after the Covid19 Crisis. I am also using the time currently to improve on my technical ability and attending the road and Off-road online regional School of racing sessions put on by the British Cycling talent team.

Receiving support from The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust will assist me in continuing to compete at the highest level. I am motivated to continue to achieve and any support received is spent wisely and helps my family cover the cost of this expensive journey for me, thank you X.

Blog

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Racing is back!

Posted: 25th Apr, 2021

Racing is back and it feels good! Read More »

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So much gratitude!

Posted: 31st Mar, 2021

So after three years being supported by JHMT it is my time to say 'thank you so much and goodbye'

JHMT have been there every year to support me and help keep me on the right path, I have been able to travel to international races, upgrade my bikes, contribute to the cost of a professional coach, enter many, many races and travel up and down the country for training and racing at the very best level. Read More »

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Sunshine

Posted: 28th Feb, 2021

Sunshine! Read More »

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Lockdown Training

Posted: 30th Jan, 2021

Well January has been interesting :( Read More »

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December has been busy!

Posted: 19th Dec, 2020

December has been busy. Read More »

Skills training with the best!

Posted: 22nd Nov, 2020

All races cancelled again as different parts of the country moved into into the tiered lockdown - this was really disappointing. Read More »

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First National Race since January!

Posted: 30th Oct, 2020

It has been since January 2020 since I have raced at a national level and against the toughest competition in the country. Read More »

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Racing :)

Posted: 28th Sep, 2020

So excited to get some racing in my legs. Last weekend I had a busy weekend travelling to Bradford to race Cyclocross where I came second to my toughest rival and then on Sunday I travelled to Suffolk... Read More »

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Racing is back!

Posted: 12th Sep, 2020

The races are just starting to become available and it is good to see that measures have been put in place so it is safe for all. Read More »

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Down Hill Fun!

Posted: 19th Aug, 2020

I've just come back from a two week holiday in Scotland seeing some friends and doing lots of fun riding! Read More »