Shanaze Reade Sky+HD team track October 30 2008


Date of birth:

From: Crewe

Disciplines: BMX and track sprint

Team: Sky Track Cycling

Shanaze Reade career profile

Shanaze Reade is a multi-world champion BMX rider who has also found success as a track sprint rider.

Reade began racing from an early age at the Tipkinder Park in Crewe. Reade rapidly progressed partly as a result of racing with the men in the National BMX series and is known for her ferocious accelerations from the start ramp.

Reade began to dabble in track racing in early 2007, when she finished second in the team sprint event at the Manchester round of the Track World Cup. Only a month later, Reade took a World title in the team sprint, repeating the feat in 2008.

The rider from Crewe was a hot favourite to become Olympic champion in the BMX event in Beijing, but crashed in the final, clipping Anne-Caroline Chausson's wheel and losing out on a chance of a medal.

Maintaining her focus on BMX for the London 2012 Olympic Games, the event was a disappointment for Reade, placing sixth in the final despite being a hot favourite.

Shanaze Reade results


UCI BMX Supercross; round one

UCI BMX Supercross; round two


UCI BMX Supercross, London (Olympic test event)


World champion, BMX


BMX Supercross World Cup, Copenhagen


World champion, team sprint

World champion, BMX


World champion, team sprint

World champion, BMX


World champion, BMX

Shanaze Reade photos

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade


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