Georgia still clocking up awards ahead of new season

THE YOUNG MORAY cyclist who is enjoying a growing nationwide reputation in her sport is celebrating another major milestone towards her ultimate Olympic dreams.

Miltonduff’s Georgia Mansfield has been confirmed by Scottish Cycling as the fastest junior woman in Scotland.

It is the third national award she has received on the back of her stunning performances last season – including the Scottish 50-mile time trial Junior Women’s record.

Georgia has been working hard throughout the winter with an eye to improving further on such wins as the Skelly Memorial Race at Invergordon in July, when she covered the distance in a record 2hrs 22min 6sec.

Taking time out from her regular sessions at the Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, where she attends as part of the Scottish Cycling Development programme, Georgia said: “It’s an extra boost before the start of my race season to find out that I have not only broken the Scottish 25mile TT record but the 50mile as well.

“My aim was solely to get medals last year, and maybe chase records in 2017 – so to have two records already takes a bit of pressure off. It’s nice when all the hard work is rewarded with achievements like this.”

Georgia raced in the colours of Forres CC last season and has now moved to a new Scottish team, RT23, for the 2017 race season which starts in a few weeks.

As well as a very active support team she is benefitting from sponsorship by Elgin-based Springfield Properties, Aberdeen’s Central Investment (Independent Financial Advisors) and laboratory, and training provider Wired Orthodontics.