Cycling at the Commonwealth Games in the past has taken 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 2022 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, particularly Anna Henderson for the women, while the English men dominated their race throughout but missed out on a podium place.