Neah Evans: From a veterinary practice to the track world championships

Neah Evans will make her world championship debut today in Pruszkow, Poland. Her trajectory has been rapid but the path has been anything but typical.

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It was 2014 when Neah Evans first started riding track league at the velodrome in Glasgow, just four years later she was stood in that same velodrome on the top of the European championship podium as part of a women’s team pursuit team, three of which were the reigning Olympic champions.

This weekend she makes her world championship debut in Pruszkow, Poland, riding the women’s Madison with Elinor Barker after Katie Archibald was pulled from the event due to concussion.

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Having trained as a journalist at Cardiff University I spent eight years working as a business journalist covering everything from social care, to construction to the legal profession and riding my bike at the weekends and evenings. When a friend told me Cycling Weekly was looking for a news editor, I didn't give myself much chance of landing the role, but I did and joined the publication in 2016. Since then I've covered Tours de France, World Championships, hour records, spring classics and races in the Middle East. On top of that, since becoming features editor in 2017 I've also been lucky enough to get myself sent to ride my bike for magazine pieces in Portugal and across the UK. They've all been fun but I have an enduring passion for covering the national track championships. It might not be the most glamorous but it's got a real community feeling to it.