• Shanaze Reade: hero. BMX National series against men when she was 17:

    I am usually always top 3 when racing the guys. I have been racing them now for 2 years and I was almost the National Champion last year though had to settle for the No 2 spot. The boys in BMX are all cool, some spit their dummies out but I just let them get on with it! It's really quite fun to watch when I kick their booties..[10]

    Women's senior UCI BMX World Champion at 18.

    Won the gold in the women's team sprint with Vicky Pendleton at the 07 UCI Track World Championships in her second ever track race (mentioned above, but why not again)

    I am a bit in love with her.