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Barton Peveril Student’s Successful Cyclo-Cross Season

Barton Peveril Student Abbie Manley (right)

Barton Peveril Student Abbie Manley (right).

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College student Abbie Manley has completed a successful Cyclo-Cross season, with a range of successes against Europe’s most elite cyclists at competitions in the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France.

Among the former Wildern School pupil’s season highlights are a 7th place finish in the HSBC UK Cyclo-Cross National Trophy Series Round 5, held in Pembrey, after moving up an age category from Under 18 to Under 23.

Barton Peveril Student Abbie Manley

After a successful season competing in these off-road cycling events, Abbie was approached by road cycling team Velo Performance; Abbie is set to join the Velo Performance Elite Road Team, competing in the Elite Nationals between June and August before taking up the profession full-time after completing her studies at Barton Peveril this year.

As part of her time with the team, Abbie will be travelling to Portugal for a training camp to prepare for a busy season of events both in the UK and abroad.

Speaking on her successful season and what’s to come, Abbie said:

“After stepping up into the Under 23 category this season I am happy with my performances and the results I’ve managed to achieve. Looking forward I am excited to start working with Velo Performance to gain experience and see what I can do in the coming road season.”