Page sets his sights on sec­ond Grand Prix win

Teenager hop­ing to fol­low up 2013 RideLon­don vic­tory

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT - By Mar­ios Papaloizou and Jack Miller tms-sport@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

CY­CLING STARS: Rachelle Hams­bury (left) and Charles Page (right) tak­ing place in and around the cap­i­tal this week­end and another Amer­sham cy­clist will be tak­ing part in one of the oth­ers.

Rachelle Hem­bury, of Amer­sham Road Cy­cling Club, will at­tempt the Pru­den­tial RideLon­don-Sur­rey 100, a 100mile ride tak­ing in the Sur­rey coun­try­side and fin­ish­ing in The Mall.

Com­plet­ing it would be an im­pres­sive achieve­ment for any­one, but tak­ing her place on the start line will be ex­tra spe­cial for Hems­bury this year af­ter un­der­go­ing treat­ment for breast can­cer.

She said: “I’m very ex­cited as I’d been off my bike for so long be­cause of my op­er­a­tion. This al­ways felt like a re­al­is­tic tar­get in terms of tim­ing, so my goal is to re­cover and get my fit­ness back in time.

“Fi­nally get­ting back on my bike was a huge re­lease for me, as the last few times I had rid­den my bike be­fore the op­er­a­tion I had re­ally got quite up­set. I didn’t know how long it would be be­fore I could ride again, so get­ting back on the road was a very good feel­ing. Also, hav­ing done it last year in the rain and not be­ing able to do the full course, hope­fully I can man­age that this time. That would be great on so many dif­fer­ent lev­els in terms of what I’ve been through.”

Pru­den­tial RideLon­don takes place on Au­gust 1 and 2, 2015.

Pru­den­tial is proud to sup­port peo­ple’s am­bi­tions. Visit www.pru. co.uk.

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