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Cycling at the Commonwealth Games takes place across three different disciplines; track cycling, road cycling and mountain bike. Team England are one of the strongest nations across the cycling events.

Team England’s Cycling programme opened with a bang on day one of racing with four medals won in the team events. Laura Kenny led the Women’s Team Pursuit squad to a bronze medal, while the Men’s Team Pursuit squad took home silver.

It was a second silver for the Men’s Sprint Team and an unexpected but welcome bronze medal for the new Men’s Tandem B pairing, Steve Bate and Chris Latham in the 1000m Time Trial, rounding off day one.

More medal success came for the para track athletes in the Women’s Tandem B 1000m Time Trial, where they took the silver. 

Sophie Capewell delivered an incredible performance across the four days of Track Sprint events, taking home a bronze medal in the Sprint and a sensational silver medal in the Keirin. Sophie dedicated both medals to her father, who sadly passed away last year, saying “I just feel like he’s with me. That was for him - everything’s for him.”

The final day of racing saw Ollie Wood add another medal to his collection, taking the bronze with a dominant performance in the Men’s 40km Points Race. Dame Laura Kenny won Cycling’s first gold of the Games, with an inspiring performance in the Women’s 10km Scratch race.

As competition moved to the Mountain Biking at the beautiful Cannock Chase, the medals continued with a pitch-perfect performance from Evie Richards, which saw her take the gold medal in the women’s race.

The Time Trial brought success for two young athletes, with Anna Henderson and Fred Wright both winning the silver medal in their respective races, after putting down speedy times. 

The final day of racing took us to Warwick, where both men’s and women’s teams competed in the Road Races, over a scenic course. Both teams put in stellar performances, particular Anna Henderson for the women, while the English men dominated their race throughout but unfortunately couldn’t gain a podium place.

Team England previous cycling medals

36
Gold
44
Silver
41
Bronze
121
Total

You might need to know...

The track is a 250m oval with athletes completing over short sprint events up to 4000m pursuit endurance events
The keirin will see riders follow an electric moped for several laps around an indoor track before competing in a short sprint to the finish line
The 40km points race involved cyclists trying to gain laps on the rest of their competitors over the long race
In the time trial each rider is up against the clock, alone on the course. The fastest time to complete 38.5km course for men and 25.5km course for women


Team Leader

Keith Reynolds

Keith Reynolds

Keith was a gold medallist for Team England at the Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games in the men’s team time trial event, the last time that both the Games were held in Scotland and England topped the medal table.

At British Cycling, Keith is responsible for all the logistical arrangements of the Great Britain team at major events, such as World Cups and World Championships.

·        Logistics Manager at Great Britain Cycling Team

·        Worked for GBCT since 2007

·        Team Leader at Delhi, Glasgow & Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

·        Assistant Team Leader London & Rio Olympic Games

·        Team Member Los Angeles Olympic Games 1984 (8th Place 100km Team Time Trial)

·        Professional Cyclist 10 years 1987-1996

Keith Reynolds
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