Lauren Bate – A Successful Week At The Junior Track World Championships

Lauren Bate is a 17 year old cyclist from Haydock and has recently competed in the junior track world championships for GB, where she racked up some great successes! She scooped a Silver, Bronze and broke the national junior 500m time trial record twice in one day

Lauren said”I’m absolutely over the moon! I never expected to step up to world level only a month after Euros and have improved as much as I did!

“I got three personal bests, two national records and two medals; I couldn’t have asked for a better week really!

“We never went to the junior worlds with the intention of winning medals but just to focus on our own progression so a medal is always such a nice bonus.”

She added “This competition was always the big aim of the year – our main target.

“Euros was a good chance to get a hit out along the way and obviously we wanted to perform well there too but worlds was always the main performance goal.

“I find racing at such a high level like a world championship brings a lot more out of me than any other event and I get such a buzz from racing at that level.

“I think it’s such an amazing experience to be able to do that as a junior before stepping up to the big scene as a senior to get a taste of what it is like and get so much learning and racing under the belt which is something I am very grateful for.”

“I hope to progress to the Great Britain Cycling Team’s Senior Academy and to compete as an under-23 at the 2018 European championships.”

“Joining the Senior Academy will be a big challenge and a whole new chapter in my cycling career and a chance to get a really good solid year as a full time athlete which is really exciting,”

 

 

  • Broke the national junior 500m time trial record twice in one day. full article

 

In the build up to the World Championships she also completed in European champs in Portugal earning 3 bronze medals in team sprint, kierin and 500m tt. Then national championships earning 2 national titles in sprint and 500m tt and silver in kierin.

Lauren rides for domestic cycling team “Team Terminator”

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