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Name: Eileen Roe

Height: 165cm

Weight: 58kg

Speciality: Bunch Kicks & being able to read races

Primary Club: Breast Cancer Care Cycling Team


I started racing at the young age of 10 on grass track at the Highland Games. I took out my first British racing licence at 13 years of age where I started racing on the velodrome in Edinburgh with Edinburgh Racers up until the age of 18. In my last year of junior I travelled over to Belgium for the first time to race outside of Britain with the Scottish national squad where I won the title “East of Flanders Champ”. Since I was 20 I’ve stayed in Holland with several contacts for the best part of 3-4months every year racing. It wasn't till the last two years where I’ve had the access to more races, better team opportunities & coaching that things have started to click together. 2012 I signed a contract with Ibis Cycles UCI registered with a partnership along side Scottish cycling where I broke my wrist , the first of broken bones for me in early spring. I managed to turn that disappointing start to the season round & it turned out to be the most successful year so far. I’m a Scottish Institute funded athlete alongside a continued Braveheart funded athlete & in the winter I am employed by Edinburgh Bicycle Co-op working 3 days a week with a company who understands my demand for training & racing.

Career Highlights to date:

British Medals:

Bronze: Team Pursuit & Madison Championships 2012

Silver: Criterium Championships 2012

Gold: 800m Grass Track Champion 2008


1st Colchester Johnston Health tech Series 07/06/12

3rd Ronde Van Epe 12/07/12

3rd Ronde Van de Bovenkarspel 15/07/12

1st Wilerdag van Monster 18/07/12

1st Profonde van Surhuisterveen 31/07/12

1st Sparkassen Giro 05/08/12

2nd National Trophy, Round 4 03/12/12

1st Bo'Ness Dig in the Dock Cross 06/01/13

Scottish Cycle cross Champion 2008, 2011, 2012

Scottish Mountain Bike Champion 2011

Scottish Criterium Champion 2011

World cups 2012

8th Team Time Trial, Vangadra Sweden 19/08/12

50th Road Race 20/08/12

Who Inspires you and why:

Without being soppy here I pick my Dad he is an inspiration. I always look up to him, learn from him, seek his advice which is usually spot on & there's always a competitive edge with us when it comes to bikes....or that could just be me! I have a massive respect for Vos but who doesn’t. She's risen the profile of women cycling & she's bloomen awesome on a bike, is there not a discipline she cant do??!

How do you celebrate/relax after a big event:

This wont sound exciting or like the best meal to celebrate with specially as I'm allergic to gluten but do love to find the closest McDonalds & pig out with a big mac & strawberry milkshake.