GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised March 2015
 

Lora Turnham

Pursuit, Kilo, Road Race, Time Trial
DOB: 04.09.1988 | From: Liverpool | Based: Altrincham

Disability: Visually impaired
Classification: B/Vi

Lora suffers from a hereditary sight loss condition which also affects her two brothers and her mother. When she was just five years old she lost her sight leaving her with only light perception and she relies on her guide dog Libby, a black Labrador, to get around.

Lora has always had a keen interest in sport and just 12 months after taking up competitive cycling took her first win at the Para-Cycling World Cup in Segovia, Spain in June 2010 with her tandem pilot Rebecca Rimmington in the time trial.

Lora’s first big achievement since joining the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team is winning a silver medal in the pursuit with her current pilot Fiona Duncan at the 2011 Para-Cycling World Championships in Italy. She’s since won gold at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Segovia, June 2012, in the time trial. At the London Paralympic Games, Lora and Fiona finished fourth in both the kilo and pursuit on the track, and on the road they finished seventh in the road race and eighth in the time trial.

At the 2013 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships in Canada, Lora won the time trial gold medal and took silver in the road race, both with pilot Corrine Hall.

In 2014, the pairing came fourth in the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes. They then got their 2014 Road World Cup campaign off to a strong start by winning both the road and time trial events at the first round in Italy, and they replicated this result at the second round in Spain. They enjoyed another successful world championship event in 2014, winning the road race and taking the bronze medal in the time trial.

In 2015, Lora paired up with pilot Lauryn Therin for the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland, finishing fourth in the pursuit.

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Lora Turnham: Selected Career Highlights to Date


2014

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Greenville (USA)

Gold - Road race (with Corrine Hall)

Bronze - Time trial (with Corrine Hall)

 

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Segovia (Spain)

Gold - Road race (with Corrine Hall)

Gold - Time trial (with Corrine Hall)


UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Castiglione Della Pescaia (Italy)

Gold - Road race (with Corrine Hall)

Gold - Time trial (with Corrine Hall)

 

2013

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Championships, Baie-Comeau (Canada)

Gold - Time trial (with Corrine Hall)

Silver - Road race (with Corrine Hall)

 

2012

UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, Segovia (Spain)

Gold – Time trial (with Fiona Duncan)

 

2011

UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Montichiari (Italy)

Silver – Pursuit (with Fiona Duncan)

 

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Sydney (Australia)

Silver – Time trial (with Fiona Duncan)

Bronze – Road race (with Fiona Duncan)

 

2010

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Segovia (Spain)

Gold – Time trial (with Rebecca Rimmington)

 

2009

UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Italy

Bronze – Road race (with Rebecca Rimmington)