Nationality: British

Member of team since: 2019

Discipline(s):  Road

Coach: Trainsharp

Bike(s):  Canyon aeroad

Career Highlights:  South East Road Race 2018 – 1st

Ruth Shier

What is the first memory you have of riding a bike?

Trying and failing to stay upright on a bike without stabilisers and falling into a patch of stinging nettles!


How did you get involved in cycling?

Joined my local cycling club in 2013 and never looked back.


What was your first race and how did it go?

My first race was a circuit race at Hillingdon. I travelled up with my now husband and he had his first race too. I somehow managed to get away for a solo win! (We don’t mention his result!).


Why do you race?

I race because I’m hugely competitive and I like to have a focus for my training. I also love any chance to see my team mates.


Where is your favourite place to ride?

Mallorca.


What is your proudest accomplishment thus far?

Working as part of a team at Naseby to take the overall team series title.


Do you have any pre-race routines or lucky charms?

No! Maybe I should?!


What is your ambition for 2019?

Higher placing in National Series races.


What is the race you would most love to compete in and why?

I’d love to do a hilly stage race somewhere nice and warm.


What is your favourite music to listen to?

Anything I can sing/ wail along to!


What do you like to do when you have time at home that is not cycling?

Crafty things – painting nails or making things.