Me and my sport Profiling Borders ASP athletes Week 31 Lucy Grant

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Age: 16

Home Town: Peebles

Sport: Mountain biking

Position/Discipline: Cross-cCountry

Club/Team: Peebles Cycling Club

Coach(es): Stuart Blunt and my dad.

Best moment in sport so far: Winning the British Championships.

Aims for the next 12 months: Get selected to ride for Team GB at the European Championships and win the Scottish and British Championships. Apply for the Olympic Development Program. To learn and improve to be a better bike rider.

How do you think the ASP will help you most: The access to services such as physio, sports nutrition, sports psychology and the use of the Borders sports facilities.

Who in sport most inspires you: Chris Hoy. I think he has an amazing sprint and a good attitude towards racing and cycling.

Favourite TV sporting moment of all time: Mark Cavendish winning the World Road Race Championships 2011.

Best thing about your sport: Being able to go and ride in amazing places. Like when I went to Austria, it was really cool being somewhere so different. I also love riding in Scotland in places like Aviemore and Laggan because the trails are awesome.

…but dislike: Going to school the day after a race or training camp feeling really tired.

If not in this sport, would like to compete in: BMXing or snow-boarding.

Usual pre-competition meal: Pasta, homemade tomato sauce and meatballs.

Food dislikes: Brussel sprouts.

Best motivational song or track: Katy Perry, Greenday or A-punk (Vampire Weekend).

…but turn off/leave the room to: Justin Bieber and most of One Direction.

Competition superstition or odd routine: I always listen to the same songs in the same order while I am warming up for a race.

When not competing or training I like to: Meet up with my friends and play piano and guitar.