After a successful few weeks of racing, the team turn their attention to the Thruxton Closed Circuit Time Trial on Sunday 11th October. Organised by the brilliant Roger Wakeling, this event has been the teams closing race of the road season in recent years.

Far left and far right: Chanel Mason and Lucy Gadd at the 2019 edition of the event with 2016-2018 team rider Ejay Harris and 2020 rider mentor, Monica Dew.

Joining the Storey Racing riders will be three of the SKODA DSI Cycling Academy who are in to their second year of a programme that aims to mentor them to the next level of racing alongside more experienced riders.

Lining up for 5 laps of the Thruxton circuit will be new recruit Kinga Ingram who tackled her first ever 25 mile Time Trial in Cheshire 3 weeks ago when she made her debut for the team. Alongside her on that day were Katie Toft and Sarah Storey, who both put in exceptional rides and will also appear at Thruxton on Sunday.

Corrine Hall has spent much of the season racing online after the postponement of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Hall, defending Paralympic Champion in the Tandem Pursuit, placed 9th at the Virtual Women’s Tour and Thruxton will mark her first appearance for Storey Racing outside.

Lucy Gadd played an integral role in the success of both Corrine and Sarah at the Virtual Women’s Tour and has been enjoying TT success since the middle of July when she recommenced her road racing programme. South division champion for the 25 mile distance, Lucy also placed 2nd under 23 at the National 10 and has been posting some impressive power files in training.

Lucy Gadd on her way to becoming the South Division Champion over 25 miles

Completing the Storey Racing line up will be Chanel Mason, who has been one of the stalwarts of the team since the launch in 2017. A former National Road Series leader and medallist in the National Team Time Trial event, Chanel has been adapting to working from home in her role with the British Army, whilst also maintaining her training programme.

Meg Dickerson, Morgan Newberry and Rebecca Richards, from the SKODA DSI Cycling Academy where Sarah Storey is the Principal, will be working alongside the Storey riders at Thruxton and benefitting from the wider set up of the Storey squad.

The 2019 SKODA DSI Cycling Academy alongside rider mentors from Storey Racing

Speaking ahead of the event, Sports Director, Barney Storey said, “A lot of planning has gone in to creating this event by Roger Wakeling and his army of volunteers. It is fantastic to be able to benefit from racing on the Thruxton circuit despite all the challenges of a global pandemic.”

“Our team captain and manager, Sarah, has been meticulous in preparing a revised set up for the staff support and team area. There are many more things to think about with social distancing and other regulations, so I’m delighted we have been able to continue to provide the opportunity for riders to race.”

Team Time Trial winners in 2019, unfortunately this event won’t be held in 2020, so Storey Racing hold the title for another year.