Shanaze Reade: Rider Profile

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.

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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

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