With six weeks to go, one of Scotland’s top racing cyclists has confirmed she will compete in the Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix in Motherwell.
Charline Joiner is part of Team WNT Cycling and will be riding in the event on 26 May. As well as the women’s race, the event includes round 4 of the men’s Pearl Izumi Tour Series.
Charline came second overall in the Grand Prix event last year’s and she was a member of Team Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2010 Games in Delhi, where she won a silver medal with team-mate Jenny Davis in the Team Sprint event. Originally from Dunfermline, Charline now lives and trains in Glasgow and is supported By Scottish Cycling.
“Road racing is exciting for both the competitors and spectators, and the Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix has attracted some of the best teams in Britain,” explains Charline.
“We compete over five rounds and Motherwell is the only venue in Scotland so I’m particularly looking forward to that race on home ground.
“And it would be great to have some local support – the noisier the crowd, the better the atmosphere! So I hope lots of people in Motherwell will come out and enjoy the action on 26 May – it will be a fantastic race.”
The Matrix Fitness Women’s Grand Prix and Pearl Izumi Tour Series will see the leading British professional cycling teams racing over a 1.7km street circuit in Motherwell town centre. Among the teams taking part are Team Wiggins, formed by Britain's first ever Tour de France Champion Sir Bradley Wiggins, and ONE Pro Cycling which includes England cricketer and Ashes winner Matt Prior.
Spectators will have a close up view of the athletes as they race from the start/finish line on Hamilton Road then around High Road, Farm Street, Ladywell Road and Douglas Street.