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Helen Gaskell is a professional Downhill Bike Rider, she has ridden for Team Halfords Bikehut and Four Mountains. She started out racing as a cross country rider at the age of 10. Moving through the Youth and Junior ranks she continued to race this discipline for 5 years collecting numerous podiums in the national series and National Championships title.

At fifteen she discovered Downhill racing which she started to race alongside the cross country races. Finding it hard to commit to both arduous disciplines she quickly decided to concentrate her efforts on the Downhill events.

Helen made the decision to form a career as a downhill racer; this was justified as she made the British Team in her first year of downhill racing in 1999. At her first World Championships she collected Junior Bronze. Helen has been hooked since then. Over the last few years Helen has collected another world championship bronze and silver. 

She has now been competing at the very pinnacle of her sport for the last seven years, the world cup series. She has continued support from Intense and other numerous sponsors. The world cup series see Helen travel all over the globe to compete against the best riders in the world. She has raced some amazing course, locations include Brazil, New Zealand, United States, Canada and throughout Europe.

In 2008 Helen is currently ranked 7th in the world. She had a fantastic 2008 season, even with the set back of injuries. Helen is currently preparing for the 2010 season with her intensive and rigourous pre training programme. Helen expects to be more powerful and even quicker in 2010! We have great faith in her training and are excited for her 2010 performance. If you interested in joining Helen on some of her training and skills sessions please contact Helen at Outdoor-Ambition Ltd.

Helen is an extremely focused individual and she is a superb role model for any cyclist. Helen is currently developing her coaching and outdoor skills.  For more information on Helen's coaching and guided riding please feel free to email Outdoor-Ambition Ltd.  Helen is heavily involved with British Cycling, so watch this place!  To ensure that you don't miss out on any expeditions or female only downhill master classes please contact us with you details.

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