Team LFCC : Lucy Crookston

Its been a while since our Rider Profile series has been in full swing and so I wanted to do something about this by interviewing some of my fellow Leicester Forest Cycling Club members. The first is Lucy ( yes, another Lucy), originally a triathlete but also a super strong cyclist too. Read more below 🙂

How long have you been cycling for?

Started cycling in 2015 after entering a triathlon, having never ridden a road bike before. Huge and steep but awesome learning curve.

Biggest cycling achievement?

Getting myself to a point where I am confident in my own riding and have no fear entering crits and TTs now. Just bettering myself is an achievement I am proud of. My fav cycling moment/achievement is Hinckley 4up TTT with LFCC ladies where we took second place and had a fab ride after many cold winter nights training. We did ourselves proud!

What you most like about cycling?

The awesome groups of like minded people I have met. Special shout out to the LFCC girlies who have been so inspirational and fantastic to ride with. We have a laugh and push each other, so thanks ladies!

What do you do when not riding your bike?

If I am not cycling I will probably be swimming or running. But if I miraculously find time for anything else it will be spent travelling and adventuring or finding awesome new places to eat…I love food!

Where is the best place you have cycled?

This is a tough one. I have two, an at home and an away fav! At home: the east coast of Scotland right along the waterfront through all the fishing villages up to Start Andrews. Away: definitely along the cycle roads (we need these in the UK!) along edge of the great lake in Chicago passing the cityscape and Grant park. Beautiful!

Dream Bike:

I absolutely love my current bike, Liv Envie. so I would stick with it but make some seriously expensive upgrades and gains

Favourite Café Stop:

Calke abbey is a favourite for stopping, even in winter it’s great for some restbite and some warmth with yummy cakes!

Best training ride:

My usual loop for a recovery ride which is down the back of Loughborough to Woodhouse and down and round passed swithland reservoir. It’s a fast rolling loop with lovely scenery.

Random Fact:

I am allergic to seafood and shellfish and won gold at the Scottish schools athletics champs in the pole vault.

Love Velo CC

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