Whilst the world was either shocked or pleased by the political media coverage last Friday, we here at YLCC headquarters were cheering for the main announcement of the day. Our honorary member Katy Marchant had made it into the Team GB squad and is going to Rio baby…….!! We are so proud and pleased for her, and Katy will definitely hear us all cheering from Yorkshire as she takes to the track to aim for that medal.
Katy joined the club a few months ago, when Kate Horsfall’s husband met her out on a ride and got chatting. Kate then got in touch, invited her on one of our rides and to become an honorary member. You can image the excitement, and – really? – what? – OMG comments as it was announced on our Facebook page…..so were we nervous about meeting and keeping up with Katy??…..NO……maybe….a little bit……!! We had a lot of fun on that ride and have enjoyed her company since on a few more, she has fitted in with the Yorkshire Lasses well, and even hosted a BBQ at her house after one of our rides. Whilst we would like to think that all the training rides Katy has been on with the Lasses, along with the nutritional advice we have given (does cake count….??!) is what made the dream happen for her, deep down we know that Sunday rides with us are like relaxing on the sofa for this Olympian…and her place in the team is well deserved.
Good luck Katy – you go girl – we are all really proud of you and can’t wait to see you in Rio….well on the telly anyway!