A health, fitness and wellbeing advisor at Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service -and keen amateur cyclist – has just entered the record books after securing one of the fastest female times ever ridden over 10 miles.
Fiona Prew, originally from Worcester but now living in Stone, travelled to Yorkshire for the Team Swift organised 10 mile time trial and came first in the race. Her time of 21:13 assured Fiona of a place in history since records began.
Only taking up cycling after receiving an injury whilst running, Fiona has, this year alone, finished on the podium in 9 out of 10 races and she is certainly not finished yet as she plans to travel to Perth, Australia to represent team GB in the World Championships.
“Although I will be representing Team GB in Perth where it is mandatory to wear national kit, there is no support from British Cycling, the sport’s governing body” Said Fiona, “Working full time I’m a totally self-funded athlete and I’m currently hoping some local companies would like to sponsor me with help in Australia. The logistics of getting my race bike and potentially a training bike over to Perth and then to Rottnest ( an Island where the race is being held) are not easy, similarly there is limited accommodation on the island which has further increased the expense over the racing period. I’d be delighted to have sponsors logos on my kit”
Any company who feel they can help and would like to see their sponsorship logo on Fiona’s cycling gear can contact Fiona on firstname.lastname@example.org. or visit her blog on http://thewindinmywheels.blogspot.co.uk/
Photographs of Fiona Prew curtesy SFRS