Racing Team Rider Profile: Amanda Dean


And you are:

A successful runner. Took up cycling to see my partner. Competed in the HTRC TT series to improve my cycle pace but avoided racing as it is rather dangerous. Spent a couple of years cheering the racing lads whilst running round race circuits. The enthusiasm of HTRC racing team made me decide to give it a go in 2015 – before I got any older!

Bikes you currently ride:

  • Trek Emonda SL8
  • Trek Pilot 5.2
  • Felt DA4 TT bike
  • ‘Gladys’ my cycle to work bike

Average miles covered in a week:

  • 100

Goals for this season:

  • Improve on 2015 LVRC race performance
  • Compete in 2 x 10 mile & 2 x 25 mile time trials (VTTA)
  • Qualify and represent Great Britain in Duathlon World Championship in Spain

Favourite Rider:

  • Lizzie Armitstead

Best place you’ve ever ridden:

How to choose?

  • Mallorca
  • Thixendale
  • Scottish Borders
  • French Alps

Favourite thing about cycling:

  • Beautiful scenery
  • Good company
  • Coffee stops
  • Getting to the top of a hill
  • Whizzing downhill

Most embarrassing moment on a bike:

  • Cycling into a parked car when drunk.

Memorable achievements:

  • 2010-2015: HTRC TT Ladies Series Winner
  • 2014: First Duathlon (run 10K, cycle 25 miles, run 5K). 1st in age group, qualified to represent GB in World Championships.
  • 2013: 24 hour running event. 1st in age group running 80K.
  • 2012: Marathon in 3hrs 28mins
    Big G (160km) 6hrs 22mins
  • 2009: 400km cycle in 20hrs 32mins.

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