Who: Meave Baxter
Where: Rostrevor Co.Down
Sponsors: First Tracks /Revolution
Motivations: My sanity-I know that getting out on my bike will sort my head out no matter what.
Fitness-it’s not really exercise is it?
Friends- I’ve met most of the soundest people I know through mountain biking.
Inspirations: Michael Cowen for saying he’d get back on his bike for the worlds and doing just that, despite the state of his pelvis! All the Thursday night crew who just get out on their bikes and have a laugh and sometimes let me beat them! My family who are all into bikes one way or another (Lycra is bad Sadhbh!)
Achievements: Silver medal at the Master’s Worlds 2008, wohoo! (I now know why Mrs O’Brien was so happy with himself!)
National Champs 3 years running. 2009 Irish National Champion and European Champion
Tunes: Depending on my mood, anything from Johnny Cash to ACDC to dance
Films: Am I allowed to say silly ones like Anchorman, dodgeball, zoolander?
Future: There’s a gold medal only 0.81secs away. Other than that a more settled career with less work and more play.