Southend Wheeler, Katie-Ann Elliston is one of three women riders selected to join the ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy for 2022. Alex Morrice from Guildford, and Maia Forde from Tooting make up the trio under the mentorship of Britain’s greatest ever Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey. All three riders were selected following a vigorous testing day at Lee Valley VeloPark in March.
The Academy offers a year-long programme for cyclists, aged between 18-24, providing a clear direction within the sport so that they can maximise their potential.
Katie-Ann joined Southend Wheelers aged 10 and started racing aged 13, competing across Time Trialling, Road Racing and her love of Track. She follows a long list of other successful club riders.
Andy Lyons (Olympia Sport) – now team manager for (RichardsonsTrek)
Cheryl Perry (nee Long) (Olympia Sport)
Dean Shannon (Heron RT)
Gary Howell (Olympia Sport)
George Wood (RichardsonsTrek)
Ian Mead (Olympia Sport)
James Jenkins (RichardsonsTrek)
Jason White (Olympia Sport)
Katie-Ann Elliston ( Skoda DS Cycling Academy)
Kay Fleming (nee Arnold) (Olympia Sport)
Lee Masefield (Magnasport CRT)
Mark Beevers (Team Haverhill)
Nick Field (Olympia Sport)
Rob Staines (Pedal Power)
Simon Alexander (RichardsonsTrek)
For more information on the ŠKODA DSI Cycling Academy, visit: www.skoda.co.uk/discover/cycling-academy