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Olympic Dreams - Shanaze Reade

Age 19, BMX racing
Born Crewe

It wasn't so long ago that 'Speedy Ready' said she wanted to be the "fastest girl on two wheels" and her goals would "never be complete until she is Olympic champion".

Reade calls herself 'sport mad'. She started out in athletics, but fell in love with BMX after her uncle took her to a local race.

She was World U-18 BMX champ at 15, and has eight European, five British and three world titles.

In March she won a world track cycling gold with Victoria Pendleton in the women's team sprint.

see also
BMX bounces back
21 Sep 05 |  Get Involved
BMX riding explained
21 Sep 05 |  Get Involved
Chris Hoy's track cycling guide
28 Feb 06 |  Cycling
Get into cycling in the UK
23 Mar 10 |  Get Involved

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