Shanaze Reade

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shanaze Read Road cycling
Shanaze Reade (left) and Victoria Pendleton 2008
Shanaze Reade (left) and Victoria Pendleton 2008
To person
Date of birth September 23, 1988
nation United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
discipline BMX / track
Most important successes
BMX world championships
2007, 2008, 2010 World Champion - Race
2010, 2011 World Champion - time trial
UCI track world championships
2007, 2008 World Champion - team sprint
Last updated: November 10, 2019

Shanaze Danielle Reade (born September 23, 1988 in Crewe ) is a British track cyclist , BMX rider and eight-time world champion.

Athletic career

Shanaze Reade first started BMX racing at the age of ten; her local role model in Crewe was cyclist Jamie Staff , who was 15 years her senior . In 2005, at the age of 17, she played the "National Series" against men. Shortly before the World Championships, she broke her knee and still drove to the quarter-finals. She won her first American Bicycle Association race on April 1, 2006. In the same year, she led the British “Men over 19 and Elite” ranking, even though she was only 17.

In August 2006, Shanaze Reade became BMX Junior World Champion despite an injured foot. In total, she was able to win five world championships, eight European championships and five British titles in BMX sport. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing , she was the favorite in the BMX race, which was held for the first time, but could not finish the final race because of a fall.

In 2007 and 2008, Reade won world championship titles on the track as well as in BMX. In 2007 she won the world championship in the team sprint in Palma , together with Victoria Pendleton . The two riders were able to repeat this success the following year, at the World Track Cycling Championships in Manchester . In the following years, Reade concentrated on the sport of BMX; In total, she was seven times world champion in various disciplines by 2016.

At the 2012 Games in London finished Reade sixth. In 2013, she left British Cycling's Olympic track program to take part in the Aba BMX series in the United States, and in 2015 she returned with the aim of qualifying for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , but failed. In spring 2017 she announced her retirement from competitive cycling.

The following year, Shanaze Reade returned to competitive cycling and won her first national title in January 2019 when she became British team sprint champion with Blaine Ridge-Davis at the British Track Championships .

World record

In March 2016, Shanaze Reade set a new record at 26.8 mph (around 43 km / h) on a steep face and received an entry in the Guinness Book of Records .


In 2007 Shanaze Reade, who is of Irish-Jamaican origin, was named "Young Sportswoman of the Year" by the Sunday Times .



  • World Champion Junior World Champion - Race
  • World Champion World Champion - Race
  • World Champion World Champion - Race
  • World Champion World Champion - Race
  • World Champion World Champion - Time Trial
  • World Champion World Champion - Time Trial
  • World Champion UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in London
  • silver World Championship - Time Trial
  • gold UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester - Time Trial, Supercross



Web links

Commons : Shanaze Reade  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. BMX and track world champion Shanaze Reade retires from cycling. In: April 21, 2017, accessed June 17, 2017 .
  2. Shanaze Reade wins women's team sprint at National Track Championships on comeback from retirement. In: January 28, 2019, accessed February 1, 2019 .
  3. Shanaze Reade sets Guinness World Record - for cycling Wall of Death. In: March 31, 2016, accessed June 17, 2017 .