Champion cyclist on the road to success
Transmec-backed cycling star Annie Fearne is aiming for further success after winning the British Schools Championship.
The 11-year-old beat off stiff competition to take the under 11 national circuit title at the Hammerstones Cycle Track near her home in West Yorkshire.
“It was a fantastic race and she rode incredibly strongly throughout,” explained her mum, Sarah.
“Becoming national and regional circuit champion was Annie’s main goal for the season. She won previously as an under 7 but sadly missed under 9 because of Covid.”
Success followed a sixth place in the prestigious Isle of Man Tour where Annie beat many older girls in the under 12 category.
She was just three seconds behind the winner in the 1.6km time trial, came seventh in a brutal road race and hill climb, before sprinting to third place in the 10km road race.
After the Isle of Man, Annie turned her attention to local leagues and quickly chalked up her first win in the White Rose Youth League.
Looking forward to Yorkshire’s famous Scarborough Cycling Festival, the Kirklees Cycling Academy member is also keen to make further progress in the velodrome.
Annie, who hopes to eventually race in the Olympics, lives just five minutes away from Transmec’s Bradford branch and sponsorship helps to buy the kit and equipment she needs.