The 17-year-old Pretoria schoolgirl will represent her country for the first time at the world event in Innsbruck, Austria, from September 23 to 27.
An ambassador for South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions, Britz has been on two trips to Europe this year, returning this week from her most recent visit.
“In April I rode as a guest rider for Team Rytger [a Danish outfit],” said the Cornwall Hill College matric pupil. “We stayed in contact during the year and I was invited back to guest-ride for them in the Watersley Junior Women’s Challenge [in the Netherlands].
“I have learnt so much racing with the team and also the dynamics of European racing. I am beyond lucky to have experienced all of this and to be able to race with such an incredible team.”
Britz said she had learnt to back her ability and the work she put in during training.
“Having raced against the aggressive European riders has helped me prepare for the world champs, not just physically, but mentally as well.
“The experience will be greatly beneficial at the worlds, especially as the majority of the riders used the Watersley Challenge [over three stages] as final preparation for the event in Austria.”
The teenager added that her ambassador role with Positive Sports Solutions had provided a massive boost to her career.
“They have helped me to experience European racing and have supported me fully,” said Britz.
“This arrangement has really made me believe in myself more and not stand back for any challenges.”