Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She bought her first bike in 2006 after an injury forced her to take time off from running. She joined Edinburgh Road Club straight away and started doing time trials a week later.
|Why this sport?
||She had to take time off from running with an injury. She loved to participate in bike and road racing so she continued the sport.
|Club / Team
||Edinburgh Road Club: Edinburgh, SCO
|Name of coach
|Most influential person in career
||Former coach in Scotland, Neil Muir, her boyfriend and current coach, Ronny, her parents and Callum Gough who encouraged her to 'experience real racing in Belgium'. (clairethomascycling.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||She was the first Scottish cyclist to take overall victory in the British Cycling Women's Road Series 2009. (edinburghnews.scotsman.com, 07 Sep 2009)
||Her boyfriend, Ronny now coaches her in Belgium. (clairethomascycling.co.uk, 15 Sep 2010).