Chris’s achievements throughout his career make him Scotland’s most successful Olympian, the first Briton since 1908 to win three Gold medals in a single Olympic Games and the most successful Olympic male cyclist of all time.
Jason Kenny was talent-spotted whilst riding for his local Go-Ride Club and has since followed the paths of the British Cycling Podium Programmes, rising through the Talent Team, the Development and Academy Programmes before finally earning his place on the prestigious Podium Programme in 2008.
In 2012, Philip, was selected to represent GB at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Beijing. Subsequently, in April 2012, he travelled to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Melbourne. He represented Great Britain in the Team Sprint, going as man one, reflecting his real talent in acceleration on the first lap.
As the daughter of a professional cyclist, Jess began Track cycling at an early age and was selected to join British Cycling’s Olympic Development Programme in 2005, making selection a year ahead of her age group.
Ed Clancy specialises in the Team Pursuit on the track and on the 17 August 2008, he was a member of the Olympic Team Pursuit squad who broke the World Record twice on their way to a Gold medal, seeing off their Danish competitors in the final by 6.7 seconds.
Pete is another talented rider hailing from the Isle of Man and having begun racing on BMX bikes at the age of six, he made his name on the track scene when he won the Junior World Champion title in the Scratch Race back in 2006. Since then, Pete has been a permanent fixture within the Endurance squad and has won numerous medals whilst representing GB.
Andy began cycling when he was 14 years old when he joined a local club with his friends. Four years later he was accepted onto British Cycling’s Olympic Academy Programme and in the same year he became Junior World Champion in the Individual Pursuit and European Champion in the Team Pursuit. Andy has since played an integral role in the GB Team Pursuit squad, both at U23 and elite level.
Steven followed in his mother’s footsteps to become a track cyclist, taking to the boards when he was just 14 years old. Another young talent to rise up through the ranks of the British Cycling Team Olympic Programmes, Steven’s cycling skills span all areas. His speciality is the Pursuit and he has represented GB in both the Individual and Team version of the event.
Dani’s most impressive results have been in the Team Pursuit. In her debut world championships in Apeldoorn in 2011 she brought home the gold medal with Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel.
At the UCI Track World Championships in Melbourne in 2012, King retained the world champion title in the Team Pursuit and broke the world record both in qualifying and again in the final in a time of 3:15.720.
As a junior, Laura won the Junior World Champion title in the Omnium, not to mention winning National titles in track, road and Time Trial racing.
In 2012 Laura was part of the trio who not only broke the world record twice in the Team Pursuit in one day but retained the rainbow jersey for the second year running. Laura added another gold and world champion title to her growing collection in the Omnium, a few days later.
Joanna was spotted by a British Cycling Talent Team coach back in 2004 on the school playing field and, inspired by watching the Athens Olympics, Joanna went on to win her first National title in the Junior Individual Pursuit at her first attempt.
Joanna was part of the trio who broke the Team Pursuit world record in both qualifying and again later in the final to become 2012 Team Pursuit World Champions.
A dentist by profession, Wendy became a full time athlete relatively late on in life at the age of 31 years, having shown a natural ability for cycling by winning numerous British National titles, both on the road and on the track between 2003-2006.
She was fast-tracked onto British Cycling’s Olympic Podium Plan having become the world cup series champion in the women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit over the 2005/6 season. She repeated this feat in 2006/7.
If this summer has inspired you to get on a bike...