Sunday, 29 May 2011

Louise is in gear for TV race

One of our commercial property solicitors is set to make her television debut - but you may not recognise her as outside the office, Louise Clowes takes on a completely different character.

"I spend as much time as I can outside office hours cycling round the roads of Shropshire and Staffordshire, and now I've been given a great opportunity to race on television," said Louise.

She is taking part in four of the Halfords Tour Series Races which invite Britain's elite female cyclists to compete at locations all over the UK. As part of the Inverse/CyClaim RT ladies' team, Louise has raced in Peterborough, and will also compete in Stoke on June 7, Oldham on June 9, and Woking on June 14.

"I had previously competed in triathlons and cycling time trials, but I was really looking for something different.

"So this year I looked into road and circuit cycle racing, but I needed to go further afield to find a full ladies team in order to get the chance to take part in some of the bigger races. I competed in my first race at Hillingdon, near London, but it was a very steep learning curve and I was dropped from the back of the pack in about 12 minutes!

"But things have improved since then and now I'm really looking forward to the challenge the Halfords Tour Series brings - my team will be wearing bright yellow and black racing kit, so we should be easy to spot!"

Pic: Louise Clowes practises for the TV races