Deaf Cycling talent for the future Imogen Chastell

Imogen, 13, represents her local club Welwyn Wheelers and has impressed in various cycling disciplines having been inspired by the success of Great Britain at the London Olympics in 2012.

She was awarded the clubs’ Sophie Bruton Trophy in February as the leading female Youth Circuit rider, a trophy won in the past by former Welwyn member and Olympic Champion Laura Trott.

Having previously represented her region in Cyclo-Cross in 2014, Imogen has gained further representative honours representing British Cycling Eastern Region in the Prudential RideLondon Youth Grand Prix in August. As one of the youngest riders in the field Imogen rode a fantastic race and equipped herself extremely well against many much older Youth riders, finishing in the bunch sprint in front of huge crowds in The Mall.

Imogen will also be competing as part of the Eastern Region team in the British Cycling Inter Regional Mountain Bike Championships being held in September. This is a great achievement for Imogen in her first year of Mountain bike racing, and also as a first year Juvenile rider.

Imogen looks forward to the upcoming Cyclo-Cross season and the Winter London Youth Track League.

Imogen said of her aspirations for the future “to continue racing at a high level but the main thing is to have fun and enjoy the sport”.

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