Lynney Biddulph

Lynney is one of the UK’s top female long distance endurance athlete ever!  Since an early age she could be often found trying to keep up with her father, John Taylor out on the bikes for the odd few miles, since then she has become a true superstar of the sport.  Ever passionate and willing…

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Dr Katja Rietdorf

Katja always enjoyed cycling as a mean of commuting in her home town of Berlin (Germany). She started doing sportives in 2010, which back then always were a kind of ‘long-distance pub crawl’. She found her real passion for speed and cycling longer distances whilst living in Worcester, Massachusetts – a fabulous area for cycling.…

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Sue Semple

In 2006 I was encouraged by a friend to participate in a charity bike ride, 76 miles! Dusted off my never ridden bike and started practicing. Amazed that I actually survived I joined a club and began riding regularly. In 2007 my husband introduced me to time trialling and in 2008 my racing began. I…

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Chris Melia

Even before joining the team, Chris always described herself as someone who was ‘born to bike’. One of her earliest memories, at the age of three, is of riding up and down the road where she lived, determined to master the two wheeler bike that was so big she had to stand to reach both the pedals…

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Libby McLaren

After spending a long time obese and incredibly unfit Libby decided a lifestyle change was needed, she initially joined a gym and after a while trained as a gym instructor.  In 2010 she left the fitness industry and then in 2011 got a bike on the cycle to work scheme and decided that she really quite liked…

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Jacqueline Hobson

I learnt to ride a bike age 15, my dad bought me a bike, I had it for 3 months and like all bikes on our estate it was stolen. At school I swam, I was my sisters pacer but on the whole I was the dumpy one that was picked last being completely uncoordinated.…

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Kate Bradley

Kate has always had bikes from a young age being brought up in Cumbria she was often out for hours exploring the lanes although as a teenager swimming was her focus. Kate started swimming again in2010 as a way of getting fit after a break from training and this lead her to take up triathlon…

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April Lewis

In 2011 April did her first 100 mile sportive and completed five more 100 mile charity funding raising sportives the following year. The same year her husband Melvyn joined the club and quickly got into time trailing, so not to be out done April did the same.  In 2016 April qualified as a Breeze Ride…

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Clare Campbell-Smith

Clare bought her first road bike at the age of 41 with view to doing a sprint triathlon or two to fight off the onset of old age – thought it might be a bit embarrassing to compete on a rusty mountain bike with a baby seat on the back.  Previous road bike experience was…

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Hollie Owens

Hollie initially started swimming competing at county standard but was inspired by London 2012 to try out cycling. After being lapped numerous times in her first race by a group of 10 year old’s she made the decision to train harder and “beat the boys”.  She competed in circuit races and track omniums for a…

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