Peebles sprint cyclist Lucy Grant lands first sponsorship deal
Peebles sprint cyclist Lucy Grant has landed her first professional sponsorship deal.
The 24-year-old, currently based in Manchester with her sport’s Great Britain team, is being backed by Edinburgh-based personal injury firm Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland.
The firm stepped up to support her after learning of her success from staff at its office in Peebles, one of four it operates nationwide.
Grant started out as a cross-country mountain biker, reaching world cup competition level, before switching to track sprint following an injury in 2016.
She turned professional at the end of 2018 and has been getting faster and improving her personal bests ever since.
Third places in the team sprint and 500m TT at last year’s British National Track Championships earned her a place in the GB cycling team, and she went on to take second place in the team sprint at this year’s championships.
Jodi Gordon, a partner in the firm, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Lucy and help her achieve her dreams and goals as a professional cyclist.
“We know how hard she works both on and off the track, and it is that determination and work ethic which impressed us.
“She will be a great ambassador for us, supporting a number of our campaigns aimed at improving road safety for cyclists.”
Grant added: “Support from Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland will be a massive help in covering the costs I have for equipment and also my daily travelling to and from training.
“I am really excited to be supported by them and I welcome this opportunity to work with an awesome company.”