The Coronavirus pandemic has left many professional sports players and athletes having to make big changes in their day to day lives.

Liverpool student Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Rigley has been cycling for seven years.

In 2017, she represented TEAM GB’s women’s cycle speedway squad.

Her first international competition in Team GB colours came in 2017 at the Ashes event in Australia.

The 21-year-old, who studies at Liverpool John Moores University, recently made the choice to transition from cycle-speedway to velodrome racing in a bid to make the Olympics.

But with the forced closure of racing tracks, gyms and a shortage of food for specific dietary needs, daily routines, diets, fitness regimes have all changed.

Merseysportlive has interviewed the Team GB cyclist about how all these changes have affected her.

Lizzie’s next scheduled to compete at the Australian ashes in November, riding for Team GB against Team Australia.

However, due to the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it is unclear whether the event will go ahead as planned.

(Picture provided by Elizabeth Rigley)

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