Faye completed the course in one of the fastest women’s times recorded there – 22 minutes 22 seconds – which gave her an average speed of 26.8 mph.
On Sunday, Faye then travelled to Owselbury for the South Region Championships with her fellow Island Games Road Race team members Natalie Bee and Hollie Dowling. The 52 Mile race covered seven laps of a tough hilly course and a very strong field of competitors including a rider on the Olympic development squad.
The race started very quickly with riders, including Faber, keen to break up the field. Unfortunately Bee and Dowling’s group lost contact with the leaders and could not get back to this group. Faber worked hard to tire the group riding on the front for the majority of the next three laps. Unfortunately she was boxed in when the winning break went and had expelled too much energy early on to catch them. In the end she finished a credible 11th.
Faye’s next major race will see her attempt to qualify for the Amateur World Championships in Cambridge with the finals in Denmark in September.