A TRAINEE doctor is celebrating after winning a world championship cycling medal for Team GB – the day after finishing a shift in A&E.
Zoe Langham, from Thornborough near Ripon, clinched bronze in the UCI 2022 E-cycling World Championships on Saturday (February 26).
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Her achievement is all the more remarkable as the 23-year-old fitted her training in between preparing for her final medical exams, just two weeks away, and spent the day before her race working in A&E.
She also moved house to Birmingham the night before the race, having finished her placement at Lincoln Hospital on Friday.
The E-cycling championship involved riders competing on fixed turbo trainer bikes while their avatars appear on screen racing against each other virtually.The turbo trainers can read watts/the power cyclists are putting through the pedals, combined with their weight and height to calculate how fast they would be up certain gradients.Zoe has excelled in the sport although she wasn’t always so proficient on two wheels, joking that when her dad took her on her first 70-mile bike ride aged 14 she found it so challenging that she cried.But she stuck with it, juggling working in the NHS throughout the pandemic with her punishing training schedule to compete on the world stage. Zoe Langham, from Thornborough near Ripon, clinched bronze in the UCI 2022 E-cycling World Championships Zoe, who only took up E-cycling 18-months-ago, said: "It’s unbelievable […]