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Rebecca Newark - On the Way Up     


Sept/Oct '23

  • Gold: Rebecca retains National Para Crit Title with a breakaway lasting most of the C5-C2 race.

  • Bronze: Rebecca records the fastest time by a female at the National Para TT Champs and takes a Bronze medal after factoring for C2-C5.

  • Rebecca receives an invite to move up to BC Para-Foundation Squad

© John Wann, CyclingCoach

June/July '23

  • CCA Spring into Summer W E/1/2/3    3rd

  • Contiki Velo Bavarian W 2/3/4            5th

  • Contiki Velo Bavarian W 2/3/4            5th

April/May '23

  • Melton Olympic Crit W 2/3/4           2nd

  • UOSCC Spring Crit W2/3/4              5th       

  • National Para Road Series WC4-5    2nd

Jan 2023:  Rebecca invited onto the BC Para Development Program

2022 Sept                 

  • National Para Road Series Final Round            1st        

  • National Para TT Championships (WC5)          Silver

  • 2022 National Para Circuit Champs (WC5)       Gold



  • National Para Road Series R6    2nd

  • National Para Road Series R5  3rd  

  • Otley GP National Crit Series E1/2  - ouch!



  • Spatzwear Rayner Race Series  W3/4   3rd

  • Spatzwear Rayner Race Series  W3/4   3rd

  • York INSPIRE  Race Series  W3/4        2nd

  • No Nonsense Circuit R2 W3/4             4th

  • York INSPIRE Race Series  W3/4         6th

  • York INSPIRE Race Series R3 W3/4     4th

  • York INSPIRE Race Series R3 W3/4     4th

Rebecca's Story: Rebecca comes to cycling after a few years of Yorkshire County Cricket. Cricket is not really an endurance sport, so switching across to cycling as an adult is a tough move because you miss the U16 and junior development years. So we started by working on her aerobic endurance and spent 18months focussing on improving her mitochondrial efficiency, and VO2 max, and raising her threshold.  Once Rebecca became comfortable with the aggression of crit racing she moved quickly from Cat4, to Cat 3 and upwards to Cat2. Rebecca wears a prosthesis on her right leg and her primary focus is to make the BC Paracycling squad and in 2022 she won the C5 National Circuit Championship after a race-long battle with the previous holder. Rebecca then moved onto the BC Para-Development Squad for 2023 and benefitted from guidance from BC para-coach Emma Pitt. With a stack of AE work in the bank, we then started focussing on her TT performance, that is still work in progress but in Sept 2023 Rebecca retained her National Circuit Race Title and rode the fastest TT for a female at the Para-National TT Champs, taking Bronze after factoring (adjusting for C5-C2 level).  The next challenge is Track and developing her (flying) 200m, 500TT and 3k IP. She has just been invited to the next level of the BC Para Squad under the guidance of Helen Scott - Hopefully there is more success on the way © John Wann, CyclingCoach

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