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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 legends including Sir Bradley Wiggins and Laura Kenny brought home Commonwealth Games medals from 2014 alongside Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill who dominated in the para-cycling events in both 2014 and 2018. 

Team England have a great record in road cycling with world champion Lizzie Deignan winning the road race in 2014.

Team England sit at second on the all-time cycling medal table with 121 medals.

England's finest cyclists will compete on home ground in Birmingham 2022, testing their speed, strength, skill and stamina.

The mountain biking is an incredibly challenging off-road course, taking place at the renowned Cannock Chase Forest, a place to watch these athletes plummet down steep sections and rise to the climb. 

The time trial will unlock deep reserves of power and strength, hunting for the fastest lines through the course as they race against the clock for victory.

Road cycling will compete along the West Midland roads, where this two-wheeled time trial will see athletes pushed to the very edge of their ability as miles get under them. 

Aside from the picturesque countryside and built up city, the sleek, polished walls of the velodrome will allow these para and able bodied cyclists to reach speeds ranging in distances, this event alone promises to be an energetic display of timing, precision and highly-refined technique.

Helen Scott and Sophie Thornhill have an extraordinary start, with 1.4 seconds above the best time and the world record was definitely on the line. Down the back straight, did they have the legs to beat the world record time? this was worth a standing ovation, as the world record was made, the crowd were in it and into the finishing straight, 1:04:623 was the new time to beat.

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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
The road race at the 2018 Commonwealth Games took place over 112km for women and 168km for men
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

On the track in the Gold Coast, there were 20 medals to be won including para-cycling disciplines of B&VI Sprints and B&VI 1000m time trial. Team England won nine of these medals including three golds. 

In Australia, Team England won a total of 13 medals across all three disciplines. They topped the medal table in mountain biking by winning a gold and silver medal and placed third in the track and road overall medal tables.

Team England previous cycling medals

36
Gold
44
Silver
41
Bronze
121
Total

Team England will compete on home soil at Birmingham 2022 on the track at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London, the home of the 2012 Olympics. 

The athletes will take to the streets of the West Midlands with the road race start and finish in St Nicholas' Park, Warwick and time trail in West Park, Wolverhampton. 

Mountain biking will take place in Cannock Chase. 

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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