A first year under 23 rider, 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 is hoping to develop this skill further whilst also looking for road race opportunity and use her TT strength to support her team mates. Alongside her training and competition, Monica also works part-time in a Physio clinic.