Millie Cass talks about her World’s debut
Team GB para-cyclist Millie Cass had an un-expected call-up to her first World’s
We ran a story recently about how Team GB para-cyclist Millie Cass had four weeks to get ready for the World Championships. Not just any Championships either, this was the first of the UCI’s Super World Championship events! We caught up with Millie to see how she fared.
Millie Cass selected for the Worlds!
Making my worlds debut at a home ‘super worlds’ was beyond all expectations. It felt surreal staying in a hotel with some of GBs greatest Paralympic and Olympic stars. I had some serious imposter syndrome but at the same time, enjoyed the opportunity to be in such a great learning environment.
How would you rate your performance?
I would rate my overall performance pretty highly. I believe I have more to give, especially on the track but within the time constraints I did everything I possibly could to be prepared and that meant I could only give my best on the day. I’m really glad I managed to keep my head during some very high pressure moments and achieve results that were certainly competitive against the best in the world.
The highlights were definitely the crowds throughout the track events. This is something I’ve never experienced before and it was a joy to be a part of
The lessons I’ve learnt and can take forward include what it’s like to perform in a busy and stressful track programme. How to stay calm under pressure and how to keep on top of recovery when doing so many events. These are all things that are invaluable moving forwards in my quest to reach the Paralympic Games
How was the Handsling TR3evo?
The bike was solid. It handles really well, something that a lot of people were worried about due to Glasgow being a ‘sprinters’ track that throws you up in the bends but I didn’t find that to be an issue. I really enjoyed racing a bike that I was confident on and knew was up to the standard of racing I was about to undertake. I also had loads of comments on how great it looks!