An inspirational letter from Helen Wyman to future cyclocross stars

From the support she experienced at the cyclocross World Cup in Milton Keynes, Helen Wyman urges aspiring CX riders to pursue a career in the sport

Helen Wyman in the Womens world championships in 2014

Eight-time British Cyclocross champion Helen Wyman has urged budding CX riders to stick with the sport, despite its lack of Olympic status.

In an open letter posted on her website, Wyman insists that riders can make a successful and lucrative career in CX, a career which opens up opportunities to travel the world and compete in televised races in front of 10,000 fans.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.