This week saw the the Tour of Britain 2016 Stage 4 come to Denbigh. While the event itself whipped the cycling community into a mild state of euphoria – for one particular VC Melyd rider – it was a very… very …special event – as Layla Bradbrook was the Team Sky mascot for the day.
This is not a name from a hat kind of affair – this in reflection of her commitment to her sport as the Team Sky website goes on to point out:

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Layla was nominated by her club for her ‘fantastic and tenacious attitude’ towards cycling, exemplified by the fact she’s at every Thursday night Go Ride coaching session, come rain or shine.
Layla said: “I have tried extremely hard and attended nearly every session, I have been polite and helped out at the Go Ride sessions. I have made new friends and this makes racing fun. I always try my best when I’m racing which I really love.