Grace Lister, 16, is currently studying Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development at Shrewsbury Colleges Group and part of the track and road endurance British Cycling team.
Grace, previously of Bridgnorth Endowed School, was selected for the GB Junior Academy programme in August 2020 and started training in the following October. Since then, Grace has frequently attended training camps in Manchester to prepare for the season ahead.
“I follow a training programme and train under the guidance of a British Cycling coach whilst I am at home, balancing my studies here at Shrewsbury College,” said Grace.
A typical training week for Grace consists of 12-15 hours on the bike and two additional gym sessions.
“When travel is allowed again and races resume, I am looking forward to the opportunities the programme gives me to be able to represent GB at both European and World competitions later this year.”
Andy Jones, Sports teacher at SCG said: “We are extremely proud of Grace and her commitment to her training.”