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Women In Sport: Katie Archibald on her life in cycling

The Olympian gives her advice on how to get started in the sport.

Across 2019 we will be speaking to women who have achieved success in their chosen field, sharing their stories on how and why they got to where they are, what it means to them to be a female role model, plus advice for any girls or women who dream of emulating them.


Like most people Katie Archibald started cycling as a child, but it wasn’t until she was in her late teens when she started to compete in the sport, switching from a promising career in swimming.

Although she had only been competing for two years, Archibald was called up to represent Great Britain at the 2013 European Track Championships where alongside Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Baker she won the gold medal in the team pursuit discipline, breaking the world record twice.

Further success came for Archibald in 2014 when she represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, taking home the bronze medal in the points race.

Two years later the athlete achieved her biggest career highlight to date, when in 2016 as part of Team GB she took home the gold medal in the team pursuit event at the 2016 Rio games.

With the Tokyo Olympics now less than a year away, Archibald is currently gearing up for what she hopes will be another successful summer games.

Ahead of Tokyo 2020 fans can catch Katie compete closer to home. She’ll be taking part in the Six Day London series this October, taking place at London’s Lee Valley VeloPark at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

As part of Ticketmaster’s Women in Sport series, Katie Archibald talks about her love of cycling growing up, her sense of achievement winning Olympic gold and gives her advice for young people wanting to get into the sport.

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