UP and coming cyclist Imogen Wolff’s breakthrough year has earned herself a nomination in the Sporting Achievement category of the Proud of Barnsley awards.

The 17-year-old Silkstone Common talent enjoyed a great winter in cyclo-cross which sees cyclists often dismounting and carrying their bikes over muddy courses and obstacles where she won the national junior race back in January.

Her form transferred to the road racing season where she finished fifth in the junior world championships race held in Glasgow last month.

She has also competed across Europe throughout the year both on the cross bike and road bike.

Imogen hopes to to turn professional and join the UCI world tour in the future and should her ascent continue becoming an Olympian is not beyond the realms of possibility.

“It has been a bit of a crazy year but I am pleased with how it has progressed,” said Imogen, whose hero is former world champion Lizzie Deignan.

“I think my cross skills are transferable to road racing what with the bike handling and the explosivity that’s needed.

“It was super nice to win the national title I was really chuffed.

“It was cool that the world championships were at home and I knew I had good form going into it.

“Fingers crossed, I am hoping to go pro and I would love to go on the world tour after next year.

“The Olympics does seem far off as a goal but maybe in the road races, that would of course be of interest.”