In March 2020, Monica announced she was stepping back from her career as a racing cyclist after enjoying many years of success on both the track and road. As such her role within the Storey Racing team has been adapted to ensure she is able to continue with the team for the remainder of 2020. Monica’s work ethic and considered approach to every challenge make her a valued member of the team and everyone is looking forward to her continuing in Storey Racing colours outside of the racing environment.
Now 22 years old, Monica started cycling as a 14 year old in the Sportcity Velo team which being based at the Manchester Velodrome encouraged her in to track sprinting. After 4 years working on her track, Monica applied to the Podium Ambition Scholarship Programme in 2015 and secured her place for her first full road season during her final year as a Junior age rider. Having started out in Athletics as a sprinter and hurdler, Monica raced at regional level, so the switch to endurance was a new concept for her previously sprint based engine. 2016 was a steep but fruitful learning curve during which Monica secured the National Junior Road Time Trial Series Champion and had the opportunity to race in the UCI Tour de Yorkshire alongside some of the best female riders in the world. With a real strength for time trialling, Monica continued to develop this further in 2017 in her first year under 23. Winning the team prize at a number of UK National TT events, Monica also excelled in criterium racing, taking 3rd at the Copenhagen Nocturne and riding an impressive race at the Pirelli Supercrit before a huge stack which resulted in a concussion. A strong and technically excellent rider, Monica rode her first full season as a UCI rider in 2018 and particularly excelled in the time trial and criterium events throughout her under 23 career.