Shanaze Reade is back on track and going for gold... twice!
In media terms, there is no one bigger for BMX Racing in the UK than Reade. Never heard of her? Where have you been?
A professional track cyclist and BMX Racer, she began racing at the age of ten in her hometown of Crewe in Cheshire . She has since won three World, five British and eight European Championships, to name but a few. Not only that, she was also the only woman competitor selected for Team GB in the 2008 Beijing Olympics .
With so many accomplishments already under her belt, it's easy to forget she's still only 23 years old.
I have to bring a picture of my brother and sister, and a lucky charm from my mum.Continued page 2/6
–quoted on Reade's Team GB Olympic profile