Show us your scars #16: Hannah Walker (video)

Team WNT rider Hannah Walker talks us through her injuries acquired over her young career

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Bike racing and injuries are sadly an inevitable pairing, and often no more so than when a rider is learning the ropes along with everyone else in the junior ranks.

In this edition of our ‘Show us your scars’ series, we catch up with 23-year-old Hannah Walker of Team WNT who tells about the injuries she’s sustained through her career, more often than not on the junior circuit.

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Her worst injury Walker tells us, came in her very first circuit race in Preston, where she crashed and damaged her hip, leaving off the bike for a long period before being able to return to racing.

It didn’t seem to dampen her spirits though, as the gnarly scar it left made a particularly impressive war wound to show off to her classmates at school.

Away from the bike, Walker also tells us about her most recent operation, which saw her have a litre-and-a-half of bone marrow extracted to donate to her brother who suffers from rare blood disorder, aplastic anemia.

You can catch up with the other episodes in or SUYS series right here, including talks with Sky riders Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe, as well as cycling legend Bernard Hinault.