Yesterday we had the pleasure of inviting Wiggle High5 pro cyclist Lucy Garner along to host a one hour twitter session where readers could send in their questions.

Double Junior World Road Race Champion Garner moved to the orange and black train for 2016, and just a few weeks ago placed second behind sprinter Kirsten Wild in the hotly contested Tour de Yorkshire women’s race.

The 21-year-old is also an ambassador for the children’s charity, Dreams Come True – who are offering places at the Prudential Ride London to riders willing to raise funds for the cause.

Garner was on hand to answer a wide selection of questions - here's what you asked...

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Tough question. I don't think I have a favourite actually. But I love the roads in Italy and also Spain (Calpe)... lots of different mountains and hills to try. The best part is the amazing view at the top!

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I love listening to a mixture of songs but one motivational one is Eminem- Loose yourself always gets me in the zone.

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Make sure you are doing rides the same length as #ridelondon... not everyday but just enough so that your body will know what to expect and how to deal with it. Another big tip is to make sure you are drinking and eating. It's very easy to go all out but then bonk in the final hour because you've forgotten to eat or drink (believe me, I know) so stay on top of food and drink and you'll fly to the finish!!

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As the sun still isn't out I love wearing my thin long sleeve kit perfect for this weather. I often over dress so an important tip is to make sure you step outside feel the temperature before kitting up.

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Never give up!! The road to success is always bumpy but if you perceiver you will reach your goal! I promise being a young upcoming cyclist in the UK at the moment is amazing. There's so many clubs to join and races to get involved in!

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I live in Holland and moved out of my parents house when I was 18. It was one of the toughest moments of my life moving away from my family and friends. I was so desperate to follow my dream of becoming a professional I had to leave my best supporters. I've been in Holland for nearly 4 years and love it!! I would be lost without FaceTime to see my family though.

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I love riding around Rutland area. Great roads, hills and views! I have a Garmin so love trying new routes. My fellow team mates are always surprised at how hilly the UK can actually be. Rutland area definitely isn't easy.

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To be able to race in the world champs colours. It was a dream come true for me!

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Yes, I was in a local club until I was 16. I did all the local races and I think what helped me the most is that I did every discipline. It really helps with your technique and bike handling to do cyclocross, road and track. It also helps you decide which discipline you like the best. I still love doing cyclocross in the winter!!

10 Do's and Don'ts of Your First Club Ride

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Definitely to be patient and focus on yourself. It is really easy to get caught up in what other people are doing but you really have to listen to your own body and realise the training will show in races if you keep focused! And definitely to ENJOY!! As an athlete you can forget the path you took to get where you are now. Cycling takes you to..The most amazing places and I've met so many great people. Cycling is a social sport and that's why I love it!

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I'd definitely recommend a good warm up before starting efforts. I like to around 10-15 min progressive. The last 3 mins you are pretty much flat out. After that, recover for 10-15mins and do 3x10second sprints. Then a good warm down. I'd usually do this session for 1-1,5 hours before race day. It really covers everything and wakes the legs up!

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Make sure you have a good meal the night before and a good breakfast. I usually have a big bowl of porridge with nuts and..fruit, and a couple of slices of bread. The most important is making sure you are drinking and eating enough in the race. The worst feeling in the world is 'bonking' on a training ride or race. You are left with no power. So definitely keeping drinking and eating. They recommend 1 bottle an hour and 1 bar every 45mins when doing a race over 3 hours.

Ask the Expert: What Should I do if I Bonk when Cycling?

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I like to watch movies. My boyfriend is also a cyclist so we tend to crash out on the sofa and watch a movie on Netflix. Then I start with the jobs in the house!

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