'One transplant, two cancer surgeries – I get knocked down but I get up again': The champion rider with next-level resilience

Facing repeated risks to her life from kidney failure, Ottilie Quince is determined to keep bouncing back – on and off her bike

Ottilie Quince riding her bike
(Image credit: OQ Services and Richard Hall Photography)

This article was originally published in Cycling Weekly's print edition as part of the long-running MY FITNESS CHALLENGE series.

There are times while listening to Ottilie Quince’s story that it seems just too surreal to be true. It’s as if the world has conspired against her for most of her adult life. “Sometimes when I tell people my story, they say, ‘It sounds like made-up bulls**t’,” she says, “but I promise you it isn’t.” 

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