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TSF 7: Laura Trott – OBE Gold Olympic Cyclist

Laura Trott, OBE is an English track and road cyclist who specialises in the team pursuit and omnium disciplines. She is the inaugural Olympic champion in both events.
laura.trott.collageWhat lessons has your work life taught you?
You can achieve anything…but always keep a sense of humour. Oh and that you can find love at work.

Favourite book?
I don’t have one favourite but when I was younger I was addicted to Matilda by Roald Dahl.

What qualifications do you need in your industry?
Ambition.

Best beauty buys?
Bobbi Brown makeup – and because I have to wear a helmet so often, nice shampoo is a must.

What’s your daily uniform?
Tracksuit.

What are you most proud of?
My gold medals.

What should someone expect to earn in your field?
Money isn’t the motivation, but enough to not worry and focus on my goals is great!

If there was a movie produced about your life, who would play you and why?
Jennifer Anniston- gorgeous, talented….need I say more.

What’s your fail-safe impressive dinner menu?
Prawn Cocktail, Tuna Pasta Bake and Apple Crumble

What are your ‘on duty’ and ‘off duty’ looks?
On duty is Addidas tracksuits and lycra, off duty is just jeans. I do like to get dressed up although often I rely on online shopping as I don’t get to the shops very often.

Best way to wind down?
With my dogs and Jason on the sofa watching Eastenders.

Favourite city in the UK and why (excluding London)?
Manchester- it’s a proper buzzing city but not as hectic as London.

Top tip for talking about pay at work?
Just let your performance do the talking.

Favourite drink discovery?
Water and champagne. Not together obviously.

Music I’m listening to?
Top 40 – Capital FM is my go to station.

Who do you wake up to?
Jason and the dogs.

What would you delete from your CV?
Nothing!

Most treasured trinket?
Engagement ring.

Who should feature next as a Three Six Fiver?
Elton John

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