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2018 was an exceptional year in Katie’s cycling career. She came home with two medals from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. She won gold in the individual pursuit and also gained herself a silver in the points race. The European Championships in Glasgow were also a major success for Katie. She took gold in the team pursuit and was also rewarded with her eleventh European title.
Katie won Gold in her first Olympic Games in Rio, playing a key part in the Women’s Team Pursuit; she has followed up her success in Rio with a first individual World Championship success in the Ominum. Katie is known for her pace, power and never give up attitude.
Katie competed on the road and the track at her home Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She won a Bronze medal in the Points Race, although she really made a name for herself in the road event, becoming a crowd favourite for fighting and battling her way to a Top 5 finish. A key member of the British Cycling squad, Katie became a World Champion in Colombia with her fellow Team Pursuit members in 2014.
Growing up on the outskirts of Glasgow, Katie was originally a keen swimmer before ditching the pool for pedals competitively in 2011.
Katie is a keen blogger and writes articles for various newspapers and magazines. She has a unique style of writing that is both intelligent and humorous.
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Gold and Silver
2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Gold - Omnium
2016 Olympic Champions - Team Pursuit
2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Silver - Team Pursuit
2014 UCI Track Cycling World Champions - Team Pursuit, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medallist - Points Race
2013 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Gold - Team Pursuit, Silver – Scratch Race, Bronze - Individual Pursuit, UEC European Track Champions - Team Pursuit