As a 40 something mum I’ve always dreamed of representing team GB. I honestly thought it was beyond me, but now given the chance I’ve realised quite how much it costs.
As an age-grouper nothing is given away, we all have to pay for the pleasure. Unfortunately this year I don’t have the funds to make this dream a reality.
This is a rough breakdown of costs:
Trisuit - £150
Team kit £100
Accommodation, transfers and bike transfers - £700-800
Flights / Travel - £800-1000
I will get to race one day and I’m hoping this year I can realise my dream!