Savannah Hewson is heading into her second year with Admiral Liv AWOL, but really her first full year after almost a year out.
She started riding with Hillingdon Slipstreamers at the age of 13 and has a been a competitive local racer on the Hillingdon and Milton Keynes circuits ever since. In June 2016, at the London Youth Games, she took bronze in both the Time Trial and the Road events, and in August she won the National 10 mile TT and the National Circuit TT for Female Age 16 category.
It was almost a whole year before she raced again. In June 2017, with her first race for Admiral Liv AWOL, challenging herself and racing alongside her brother Peter in the Under 16 boys category through the remainder of the Hillingdon Summer Series. It was a gradual return to racing, but she still posted a second place at the Moose.eu Hillingdon Crits.
Away from circuit racing, Savannah also returned to her Time Trial passion, and in August at the RTTC National Championships on closed roads in Wales, she raced to the 25-mile Age Category 17 title and took second place Junior Champion of Champions, thus fulfilling her 2017 Admiral Liv AWOL season goal of “To continue improving my time trial results and get a podium position at the National Time Trials for under-18s”.
For the start of this season, Savannah, riding as a Cat 3, has focused on being competitive through several winter series running at the 3 main London circuits of Hillingdon, Hog Hill (Redbridge) and Lee Valley. Several podiums and a win to her name as a Admiral Liv AWOL rider, and the 2018 season is getting off to a great start.
Savannah is also keen to give something back to the sport of cycling and is qualified as a Level 1 British Cycling Coach. When she’s not racing, she can be found coaching on Saturday’s at her former club Hillingdon Slipstreamers.
Savannah’s previous teams/clubs include: Hillingdon Slipstreamers
She will be riding on Road and Time-trial for Admiral Liv AWOL.
Follow Savannah on Twitter @SavannahHewson7
Savannah’s British Cycling Individual Points
Featured photo by John Orbea.