Future Paralympian and all round bike crazy athlete
Embarking on her final school year in September 2016, we’re delighted to call Lauren Booth one of the PSG team, as she is a girl with big ambitions. Cycling since she was a toddler, Lauren used a tricycle to overcome mobility challenges following meningitis as a baby. Life truly began to make sense for Lauren when she got her wheels.
Picked up by a talent scout at the age of 8, Lauren began training with the Federation of Disability Sport Wales, attending weekly training sessions at the Newport Velodrome. The quality of the coaching and facilities brought competition success and records aplenty as Lauren secured sponsorship and started to move swiftly up the cycling ‘hot list.’
Balancing her school career and tireless dedication to training, Lauren has achieved a Women’s best time in the C4 Flying 200m, holds National Records in the Women’s C4 Flying 200m, 500 Time Trial and Youth C4 2km Individual Pursuit. In 2014, Lauren became the British National Champion in the Combined Men and Women’s C1-C5 Time Trial.
Having been picked up as a serious contender for Tokyo 2020, Lauren’s competitions and regular training camps with Disability Sport England are lazer-focussed on achieving this goal. With a calm adroitness, and undeniable tenacity which belie her years, it’s difficult to imagine what can possibly stop this girl in her tracks.
What makes Lauren tick?
The easiest answer is cycling, but more than that; it’s the freedom cycling gives this tenacious young sportswoman. There is little in this world more powerful than the pursuit of freedom which is why we’re confident that Lauren’s journey through life and her sporting career will hold much to celebrate.