A new addition to the team in 2023, Becky hails from the Isle of Man and is a former triathlete who had a sporting scholarship at the University of Stirling but unfortunately, she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue in 2019. On her way to recovery, she made the switch full time to cycling – taking part in her first proper road race that year and has continued to grow each season since then.
Becky’s dad was really into football, and she grew up loving all sports – “you name it, I tried it”, with the likes of football, ballet, tennis, and badminton all former pursuits. At the age of 14 she was invited by a friend to do a triathlon and was instantly hooked, eventually getting the sports scholarship.
However, after being diagnosed with chronic fatigue, the sport-loving Becky’s life was flipped upside down and she wasn’t able to do anything, which hit her hard.
“I felt like I was missing out on everything, especially as my whole social circle was involved in sports but in a way, it helped as I could really focus on my studies and my grades improved. Doing psychology, I learned a lot about myself and was able to switch off from my sports worries and could put all my energy into that.”
Eventually Becky was given the all-clear and returned to train, first of all on the bike. It turned out that she would then never leave it; trying her hand at everything such as some track sessions and local crits; before eventually joining a team and going from there.
“I really like seeing more of the world on the bike but also the different type of people you meet, from all cultures and nations; it’s really enriching. I just wish I was more bilingual at times!”
A motivated individual, Becky says that she now doesn’t take anything for granted in life and is driven because of that to do something she enjoys every day, which is cycling.