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Libby Bell

Libby Bell

Sports Award

Age:
17

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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Sunny 100 miles to the beach!

Posted: 9th Jul, 2020

Endurance ride - set out for my longest ride I have ever done! Read More »

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Covid-19 Training Update

Posted: 20th Jun, 2020

New helmet day! Read More »

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Roller 10!

Posted: 17th May, 2020

Still in lockdown and still as bored as I was before but enjoying the sunshine! Read More »

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Covid-19 Training Update

Posted: 4th May, 2020

We are now 7 weeks into lockdown from Covid-19, I'm so lucky that I can still do my usual training indoors and out, as its part of my daily exercise! I'm stocked up with school work to do and kept nice... Read More »

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Training early!

Posted: 11th Apr, 2020

Training differently... Read More »

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New Coach!

Posted: 29th Mar, 2020

At the start of March I started working with a new coach and over the last couple of weeks I have started to feel much stronger, but as we enter a period of lock down my racing calendar has just been cleared until the end of June. Read More »

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HSBC Cyclocross National Championships - Shrewsbury

Posted: 27th Jan, 2020

All my hopes for this cyclocross season rested on the national champs. Since my ankle injury in the summer I have work so hard and at times too hard to get my strength back just for this one race. Read More »

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Cyclocross National Trophy Series & East Midlands Regional Championships

Posted: 22nd Dec, 2019

Well December has been busy and fairly successful. Read More »

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I've been busy

Posted: 30th Nov, 2019

The first race was Derby and I was still trying to gain fitness and settled for 7th next stop was Cumbria and I was pleased with 5th as my strength was coming back. Then all the way to Irvine on the west... Read More »

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HSBC National Cyclocross Race Round 1 Derby

Posted: 26th Sep, 2019

I was so disappointed after injuring myself in July which completely wiped out my chances for the National Cross Country Mountain Bike title and any chance I had at the European Championships in Italy... Read More »