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.
HSBC National Cross Country Mountain Bike Championships
Posted: 6th Aug, 2019
Well, this was not planned for the end of my mountain Biking season. Whilst practicing the course the night before the championship race in Cannock I slipped in the rain and mud at very low speed which... Read More »
HSBC National Road Circuit Championships - Scarborough
Posted: 17th Jul, 2019
At the beginning of July I raced in the HSBC National Road Circuit Championships in Scarborough. The race was only my fourth road national this year and the course is renown for an epic 12% climb which... Read More »
Minehead National Grand Prix
Posted: 27th Jun, 2019
With only limited opportunity this year to race in national road races due to my racing diary being so full last weekend we headed to Minehead for the Minehead National Grand Prix.
This was my first time... Read More »
Hillingdon Road National June 2019
Posted: 14th Jun, 2019
Only my second national road race and it's been a learning curve.
A great bunch of girls raced on a very hot day at a circuit in Hillingdon, London and although I am happy with my first national podium... Read More »
HSBC Cyclocross National Championships 2019
Posted: 31st May, 2019
What an amazing weekend, I was very excited but also quite nervous because I had one chance to win and there was a lot of pressure on me to win.
I went out to practice the course on the Friday, before the... Read More »
Shrewsbury rd 6 National Trophy Cyclocross
Posted: 10th Feb, 2019
Round 6 came around two weeks later and I was comfortable with the course and my placing from round 5. There was a lot of slippery banks and cambers, a small wooded section which I quite enjoyed with a... Read More »
Ipswich National Trophy
Posted: 10th Feb, 2019
On to round 5 of the CX National Trophy Series, going into with confidence but a bit of worry after having a close call at York. The course was completely flat, very dry and suited me pretty well with... Read More »
National Trophy CycloCross Series Update
Posted: 19th Nov, 2018
Having just come back from numerous big National races and being very busy working
hard, I haven't been able to update on the races one at a time, so here's a big update!
The first national race of the season... Read More »
EUC Youth European Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships Pila, Italy
Posted: 12th Sep, 2018
I was lucky enough to be invited to join a team to ride for the East Midlands at the EUC Youth European Mountain Bike Cross Country Championships in Pila, Italy. I was super pleased when I was picked and... Read More »