Name: Anna Buick
Home: Norwich, England
Role at OMX
Experience: 2017 will be my third year with OMX. I’ve grown up in a cycling family, have raced (at very varying degrees of competitiveness) for twelve years, and have worked in cycling media for the past four years. fromthepits.co.uk is my baby!
Proudest professional moment: Any time that a rider thanks me for my work is really special. Coming out of the 2015 Cape Epic alive is also something I’m rather proud of!
Best racing result: 3rd, U23 British XC Championship 2010 & National Student CX Champ 2012.
Favourite race: That I have raced: a regional CX event, 14/12/2014 – the first time I won a race after a major injury in 2013. Nothing big, but very special. That I have attended: I always love going back to Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic – it’s comforting in its familiarity but exhilarating in its atmosphere. Also, the Songo.info Race Of Champions in the Township of Kayamani, SA – what an incredible, inspiring experience.
Food: Classic, rustic Italian.
Book: To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee
Possession: The ring my Mum bought me for my 21st birthday.
Type of trail: Fast and flowing with a few tricky little technical sections that make you swear and then make you grin!
Riding conditions: Hot and dry. If I’m tanning, I’m almost certainly happy!
Favourite place: Places which involve my family, bikes and sunshine. To that end, Luchon in the Pyrenees – it holds wonderful memories.
What does it mean to you to be a part of OMX Pro Bike Team?
It means the chance to be a part of a fantastic journey, alongside some great friends. It is the opportunity to be part of a professional, ambitious and growing team and help to make their story (that I have followed for many years) a success. It means a great deal of excitement and pride, and the realisation of my dream job.