Member profile: Megan Giglia

Member profile: Megan Giglia

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Megan is part of the Great Britain Cycling Team, taking part in the Manchester Para-cycling International from 13-15 November. She talks beating the 'BONK' and killer hills. Here's her profile.


Megan Giglia




I joined the Great Britain Cycling Team whilst living in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. I was born in Kent.


Great Britain Cycling Team, Para-T and Congleton Cycling Club

What kind of riding do you do?

I ride both track and road in both sprint and endurance based competition, so pretty much anything and everything I can enter. However my strength is most definitely longer distance stuff due to my short, stocky build!

What do you enjoy most about cycling?

The freedom and ability to push myself to the extremes. I’m all for grabbing every bit of free speed wherever I can. Give me a fast descent and I’m happy.

What’s your favourite ride?

I like all rides, albeit some are a lot harder than others. I like a social club ride when on a recovery day and also enjoy anything scenic with killer hills. The sense of achievement when you make it home in one piece is always an added bonus!

What’s your top cycling tip to share?

If you're thirsty, then you are already dehydrated, so make sure you hydrate regularly whatever the weather and avoid the dreaded ‘BONK’ by aiming to eat small amounts frequently.

If you had a tandem, who would you like to ride it with

It would have to be Craig MacLean. I would have to be the pilot so I get to take control, having his life in my hands whilst descending at speed round corners!

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