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  • Tara Llanes....hopefully still not giving up her fight to walk again after a horrific accident....

  • Tara Llanes....hopefully still not giving up her fight to walk again after a horrific accident....

    Quite a shock when I discovered what happened to her. Remember seeing her in quite a few mountain bike videos, really decent rider.

  • Missy Giove?

    MAn, that brings back some memories. I used to have a major crush on her when I was younger, not so sure now tho! ;)

    I've got shed loads of videos with parts of her in at home. Pure class. 'MOUNTAIN BIKING UK' lass

  • ^

    Every guy I knew that I have ever spoken to who was into mountain biking and are about the same age as me, had a massive crush on her when they were younger including myself.

  • ^&^ I think we've just completely gone against the whole idea of this thread!! Sorry

  • Helen Wyman! God I love cyclocross.

  • Mandy Jones (pictured right, waiting to do her first TT, I think) - another World Champion:

    She owns Surosa Cycles (formerly Oldham Cycle Centre) with her husband now:

    "Mandy Jones (Now Mandy Bishop)

    What Mandy hasn't done on a bike isn't worth doing. Her dad forced her to ride fixed gear as a kid, made her ride time trials and insisted she go on Youth Hostel weekends with the club. Like all youngsters she rebelled and squandered her teenage years to the extent that by the age of 20 she was not only a multi-discipline National champion, but had taken the Ladies World 5000m record and was Ladies World Road Race Champion.

    Not satisfied with these achievements she took some time out to have a family, emulated her father by dragging poor Sam (her son) around Europe on a kiddie seat on the back of a tandem, before making a racing come back and winning even more gold medals… Finally retiring due to an injury sustained whilst mountain biking, Mandy is more than happy to pass on words of advice and encouragement to anyone on a bike..."

  • **I discovered the Atkins family after looking into the history of a frame I bought which turned out to be one of John Atkins Race frames. John was Britains best ever cyclocross rider and son to Ron & Edith Atkins who were both also highly achieving racing cyclists.

    Edith Atkins** (wife of Ron Atkins) was for a while, the star of long distance ladies cycling. In 1953 she set eight new records including the one for Lands End to John O'Groats. She covered the 871 miles in a time of 2 days 18 hours and 4 min's to beat the current record by 4 minutes which at a time had only been held by professionals.

    The Women’s Road Records Association was established in 1934 to control and authenticate place to place records set by women.
    Separate records were kept for both amateur and professional riders. In 1989 the WRRA activities were taken over by the men’s body , the Road Records Association.
    The RRA has never recognised separate records for amateur and professional, only the fastest rides being recorded.
    Following is the complete list of record rides established by Mrs Edith Atkins as an Amateur in the name of the Coventry Road Club and under the aegis of the WRRA. (the records marked* beat the figures of then professional record).

    Lands end to London 25/09/52 - 287 miles - 17h.13m.31s.

                                  Holyhead to London 31/05/53 - 264 miles - 13h.31m.53s
                                  London to York* 12/07/53 - 196miles - 9h.56m.20s
                                  12 Hours* 12/07/53 - 234.75miles 
                                  London to Edinburgh 13-14/07/53 - 385 miles - 21h.37m.00s
                                  24 Hours* 13-14/7/53 - 422.00 miles
                                  Edinburgh to Glasgow and back 19/07/53 - 88 miles - 4h.38m.56s
                                  Lands End to John O’groats 27-29/07/53 - 871miles - 2d.18h.4m.
                                  London to GT Yarmouth* 14/07/57 - 125 miles - 6h.01m.46s 
                                  London to Bath and Back 8/08/57 - 211 miles - 11h.11m.34s
                                  Liverpool to Edinburgh 8/09/57 - 211 miles - 11h.02m.40s
                                  Edinburgh to York 13/10/57 - 196 miles - 10h.40.24
    
  • Shanaze Reade: hero. BMX National series against men when she was 17:

    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.

    Sexist

  • Nhatt, delivering biscuits for a good cause. :)

    http://www.londonfgss.com/thread17578.ht­ml

  • and was shit at the olympics :s

  • How about Josie Dew? She rides all over the world and writes good books about her experiences.

  • and was shit at the olympics :s

    I remember watching that and feeling so sorry for her. It seemed like it was a complete collapse confidence and nerves.

  • Eileen Sheridan was at the Hammersmith cyclists film show a few weeks back:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Sher­idan_(cyclist)

    But this is my favourite:

    http://www.geocities.com/girlsridenohand­s/

  • My mum.

    A week ago last wednesday she came off her bike and hit a Range Rover head on. She suffered nasty lacerations to her face, lost a few teeth, chipped her eyesocket and jaw. She also had a colossal bruise and graze on her leg, which looks to me to have been caused by the Range Rover's right front wheel.

    It was sheer bad luck - the lights of the range rover dazzled my mum and her friend on an uphill stretch, she moved to the left to stay safe, and hit a pothole or ditch which flung her back into the path of the car. A few inches further to the right and.. well I don't want to think about it.

    She was back on her feet in a couple of days, and had the stitches removed yesterday. The bike, incredibly, is totally fine, and she plans to get back on it once she's healed up. I'm so proud of her - after an accident like that I'm not sure I'd be able to get back on a bike.

  • [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Meares­"]Anna Meares.[/ame] Crashed during a World Cup race in January 2008 and broke her neck, and came back to win silver in Beijing in the sprint. That's commitment.

    She previously won the 500m time trial at the Athens Olympics.

  • All power to your mum, asm! Glad she wasn't worse hurt.

    Presumably, the bike has been checked over by mechanically savvy people?

  • Admittedly not yet. I've had a quick glance over it and it looks completely immaculate, couldn't even find a scratch on it let alone misaligned bars/thrown chain/messed up gears/brakes..

    It'll be a while yet before the bike gets ridden again, and I'm going back home for a bit in easter, so I'll have a proper look at it then. The helmet she was wearing is cracked. And covered in blood. Fairly grim.

  • get well soon -feisty Mum!

  • yeah asm, +1 to your mum

  • Your mum has been repped.

  • This has to be one of my favourite sporting moments ever!

    And of course, we mustn't forget Anne Mustoe. She looks kind of out of place in a thread like this (I doubt she's ever worn lycra), but I find her incredibly inspiring. There's a bit in one of her books where she's in Western China, and runs into a young chap who has just ridden across the Gobi Desert, with a team of fellow cyclists, a support vehicle, and a translator - and leaves him slack-jawed by informing him that she's just done the same (unsupported). Hah!

  • And of course, we mustn't forget Anne Mustoe. She looks kind of out of place in a thread like this (I doubt she's ever worn lycra), but I find her incredibly inspiring. There's a bit in one of her books where she's in Western China, and runs into a young chap who has just ridden across the Gobi Desert, with a team of fellow cyclists, a support vehicle, and a translator - and leaves him slack-jawed by informing him that she's just done the same (unsupported). Hah!

    she's pretty impressive, I'm just finishing reading her biography. Even though she rode around the world she still didn't learn to fix a puncture.

  • This lady kicks serious arse, found out about her courtesy of Cajeta

    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helene_Dutr­ieu[/ame]

    Inspirational stuff.

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