Ruby Chappell – who rides for the Behind The Bikeshed team in Andover – has been selected to ride in the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix today (Saturday 9th August).
Ruby, who also works in the family business at Behind The Bikeshed, said she was thrilled to be selected to be a part of the event which includes idols like World and Olympic road race champion Marianne Vos.
“I’m just really excited to be in the same event as riders like Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead and Laura Trott. It’s potentially a once in a lifetime opportunity” said Ruby. “I’ll also get the experience of racing in front of a big crowd with the added bonus of the race being shown live on TV”.
As if all of this isn’t enough, Ruby found out yesterday that Specialized UK have provided her with a new race bike for the occasion.
An 80-strong field will battle it out on Saturday in a 45-minute race around a 1.3-mile circuit finishing on The Mall.
For a full list of the riders see www.velouk.net/2014/08/04/news-london-calling-games-champions/
For details on the race, see the official site at www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk
The TV coverage begins at 5.00pm on BBC2.