Going into her second year with Admiral Liv AWOL, Hannah Bayes has had a strong 2017 for the team on Road and Time-trial, and despite having a bad crash in the final road race of season, we hope to see her back on her bike and posting more good results soon.
Hannah was originally a runner, and from that sport she decided to try some duathlons and triathlons, but in 2015 she first joined a cycling club, Scarborough Paragon Cycling Club, and got a road bike. She found cycling to be her favourite discipline and so in 2017 it will be her first year of focusing primarily on cycle racing by itself. And with that she has posted some good results this summer, in particular a solid 7th place at the hilly Scarborough round of the British Cycling Youth Circuit Series, and 20th at the Junior Women’s National Championships.
Her other cycling performance highlights include her personal record for 10 mile time trial at 22 minutes 58 seconds, Yorkshire Junior Girls best all rounder for 2016 over 10 and 25 miles and 3rd Junior at Nova Cyclo-cross race on New Years Day 2017.
Hannah loves time-trialing and hill climbs, with her favourite courses being the V718-10 mile TT course and the National Hill Climb Championships, because as she says, “It’s a great end to the season and it always has a good crowd lined up the hill.”
About her inclusion in the Admiral Liv AWOL team, Hannah added “This season I have really enjoyed racing with team mates and gaining experience. Next year I am looking forward to doing more road races, in particular the National Road Series and learning from team mates.”
Hannah also likes to swap riding on two wheels to riding her horse, Summer, and has the enviable option of roaming the lovely North Yorkshire hills on her doorstep.
Hannah’s previous teams/clubs include: Scarborough Paragon Cycling Club
She will be riding on Road, Cyclo-cross and Time-trial for Admiral Liv AWOL.
Follow Hannah on Twitter @hannah_bayes
Hannah’s British Cycling Individual Points
Featured photo by Huw Williams.