Laura Trott is undoubtedly the most successful female riders in Brit cycling and guess who inspired to Olympic champion to pedal- it was none other than the 2012 Tour de France champion Sir Bradley Wiggins.
The star athlete, with double Olympic gold & an MBE is on her mission to encourage kids to take to riding, just the way Sir Wiggins encouraged her on their first ever encounter 9 years back- Trott was a little girl of 12 when she first met Bradley Wiggins.
“Bradley Wiggins was my inspiration since my childhood. I first met him when I was 12”, said Trott reminiscing about her early days as a little aspiring rider. “Wiggins hung his own medal round my neck & from that very minute I wished to be track rider.”
Trott was recently at the inauguration of Disney Aim High rider mentoring scheme where she was joined by fellow rider and boyfriend Jason Kenny. The golden couple of Brit cycling have been romantically together since 2012 summer & confirmed their bond in public during Women Volleyball finale where the duo was found cooing behind a very amused Beckham.
Akin to his star girlfriend, Kenny would also help to mentor kids as per the Disney scheme. Kenny is a leading rider himself who admitted that his tryst with track rider Jason Queally has helped him to accomplish his cycling dreams with aplomb.
“Queally won gold in Sydney in 2000 & that’s the very year when I started to cycle at the Velodrome”, noted Kenny. “He is a real human being- it was fantastic to meet the star rider. He is human & has been able to accomplish what he wished to. In the team, everyone of us would look up to Jason. He definitely played a very positive role in shaping us.”