With cycling running in the family (Rachel’s younger sister is Becky James), Rachel was accepted onto the Great Britain para-cycling squad in 2013.
Riding as a tandem pilot to Sophie Thornhill, the pairing first achieved international success at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships.
After just six months training together, the duo set two world records and won two world titles at the event in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
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Selected Career Highlights to Date
Newport Para-cycling International (Wales)
Silver, 1km time trial (with Sophie Thornhill)
UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes, (Mexico)
Gold, Kilometre time-trial