Meet the Aprire / HSS Hire Cycling Team. Part 1



Aprire HSS Hire are now into their third season of racing and have got high hopes for their new rider line up. The team’s objective is “to bring all the tried and tested ethics of the Professional Women’s teams into Aprire HSS and the peloton, to ensure that women’s cycling is seen and treated as professionally as the men.”

We believe in the ethos of the team. And so we have put together a profile on each rider just to get to know the girls slightly better and find out what they are most looking forward ahead of the 2017 season.




Name: Emma Lewis

Age: 25

Hometown: Herne Bay, Kent

Speciality: Time Trial

Best Result: National Closed Circuit Time Trial Champion 2016

Favourite Place to Ride: Spanish mountains in the region around Calpe and Benidorm especially Tarbenna, the best climb and decent around!

Guilty Pleasure: Nutella is my biggest downfall!

What are you most looking forward to this season: I am really looking forward to the Tour Series events and also doing the stage races with my lovely teammates!




Name: Jossy Lowden

Age: 29

Hometown: London

Speciality: Hill climbing

Best Result: National Hill Climb 2016 – 4th

Favourite Place to Ride: Mallorca, and more locally, the Sussex lanes

Guilty Pleasure: Pizza with beer followed by brownie – best post ride feed

What are you most looking forward to this season: Hilly stage races, and the National Road Champs on Isle of Man.




Name: Rebecca Johnson

Age: 26

Hometown: Ipswich

Speciality: Stage races

Best result: Coming 2nd in the tour of Cyprus in my 2nd year on the bike

Favourite Place to Ride: Anywhere with mountains, got a soft spot for Cyprus

Guilty Pleasure: Listening to Blue ‘All Rise’ on the turbo!!

What are you most looking forward to this season? Getting stuck in to racing this year with my awesome team mates!




Name: Crystal Lane-Wright

Age: 31

Hometown: Esssssssseeeeex

Speciality: Pursuit

Best Result: Silver medal in Rio 2016

Favourite Place to Ride: Not the valleys roads around Calpe! Our villa for this weeks training camp was based at the top of a 3 mile climb! (Perth, Australia)

Guilty Pleasure: Milk Chocolate

What are you most looking forward to this season? Getting stuck into a tough road race with my teammates




Name: Amy Jones

Age: 22

Hometown: North Staffordshire (a village called Ipstones to be precise)

Speciality: Climbing

Best Result: 5th in the Regional RR champs

Favourite Place to Ride: My local Peak District roads or Girona

Guilty Pleasure: Crisps!

What are you most looking forward to this season: Riding as part of a team and gaining more experience.


Part 2 of the Team Introduction coming next week…


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