Norfolk cyclist Sophie, 16, is on the Wright road to Tokyo 2020

Sophie Wright, 16, who is a national cyclo-cross and mountain bike champion. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Sophie Wright, 16, who is a national cyclo-cross and mountain bike champion. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Hot prospect Sophie Wright is gearing up for a mammoth journey as she bids to realise her Olympic dream.

The Horsford teenager has already underlined her huge potential by becoming a national junior champion in two disciplines.

But it's her place on British Cycling's Junior Academy programme that she hopes will help take her all the way to Tokyo 2020.

Wright, 16, said: 'Four years from now I will have been able to experience a few world races which will have hopefully given me even more motivation and encouragement to get there. If I just keep doing what I'm doing I can keep working along the Olympic pathway, which is what me and the coaches are looking towards, and all of these events are just stepping stones on the way.'

See today's paper for more on one of our area's rising sports stars.


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