Solihull cyclist to join world greats


Future cycling star Lucy Shaw is looking forward to starting a new chapter in her sporting career when she starts training with Olympic double gold medallist Laura Trott and world champion Elinor Barker later this month (January).

Lucy, who came through the ranks of Solihull Cycling Club in the West Midlands, is being sponsored to ride for Matrix Fitness – a team at the forefront of women’s cycling in the UK – by signs and graphics specialists Hollywood Monster.

As she prepares to head to Limoux in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France at the end of January, the 17-year-old has spoken of her excitement at joining the professional team and training with some of the world’s top women cyclists.

“I’m really excited about meeting my new team mates and learning from the experienced riders such as Laura Trott and Lucy Martin,” said Lucy.

“I’m concentrating on getting a good base of fitness over the winter and I’m also working a lot on my strength in the gym so that I’m fully prepared for the racing season. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in in the national women’s road series and the tour series where I will get to race hard and hopefully get some good results.”

Tim Andrews, managing director of the Tyseley-based signs and graphics specialist, which is an official partner to Matrix Fitness, said: “Lucy is definitely one to watch in cycling and we are thrilled to sponsor a local athlete as she begins this new phase in her career. We will watch with huge interest this coming season to see how she develops.

“She is in a fantastic position for her age and has the chance to learn from some of the very best cyclists in the world.”

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Tim Andrews, of Hollywood Monster, and Solihull cyclist Lucy Shaw.

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Tim Andrews, of Hollywood Monster; cyclist Lucy Shaw;Guy Elliott, Solihull Cycling Club president; Phil Upton, Solihull Cycling Club.

Notes to editors:

Hollywood Monster:

As the largest graphics solutions business in the West Midlands region, our skilled craftsmen provide clients all over the UK with a range of graphics and digitally printed products – from an A4 sign board to the largest building wrap. We are experts in consultancy, project management and planning, offering a bespoke service from supply only to a fully experienced, safe and insured installation service.
Hollywood Monster services a variety of industries across the UK including:  industrial, commercial and residential construction & development; retail; professional services; exhibition; event and stadium; museum & theatrical. The company was created in August 2009 with the coming together of sister companies Hollywood Signs and Monster Digital. Employing around 65 people, the 30,000 sq ft headquarters is situated in Birmingham, providing an excellent distribution centre to the rest of the UK. Our skilled team of craftsmen includes graphic designers, draftsmen, structural engineers, model makers, traditional sign-writers, welders, painters, civil engineers, decorators and carpenters. The business operates 24/7, combining its skill sets and technology including our £2m investment in state-of-the-art UV direct to substrate 5m wide HP roll to roll and Vutek flat bed printing machinery. Our machinery is the largest of its kind available in the UK, in fact in the world! Visit for more information.

For more information please contact Paul Skipp at Barques PR on 07957 457911 or email [email protected]

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