Lauren achieves new British record

15th December 2015

We’d like to send a massive congratulations to 14-year-old meningitis survivor, Lauren Booth, who clinched a new British Para Cycling record in November

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Lauren participated in the Youth Omnium Challenge held at the Manchester Para Cycling Track International, and came out triumphant after winning three events.

Dominating her category, Lauren achieved 13.597 seconds in the flying 200m time trial, which is a new British record. She narrowly missed out on beating the current world record, which stands at 13.551 seconds.

Adding to her victory, Lauren also won the 2000m pursuit (2:53.9 minutes) and 500m time trial (41.12 seconds). As a fitting end to a hugely successful day, Lauren had a chance encounter with Prince Harry, who was supporting a comrade who served in Afghanistan with him.

Well done Lauren!

Lauren's story

Lauren was just six weeks old when she contracted meningitis. Sadly, the disease left her with brain damage, hearing loss in one ear and cerebral palsy. 

In a bid to give Lauren more independence, we funded a special trike for her, and by the age of 11 she was infatuated with cycling, taking her bike wherever and whenever she could.

Lauren has shared the track with cycling greats, such as Sir Chris Hoy, and continues to train and participate in competitions around the country.

Find out more about her story