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Laura Trott was encouraged to take up cycling at the age of 8 and soon became addicted, progressing through junior sprint event programmes to elite endurance racing. Specializing in the Team Pursuit and Omnium events, she has multi Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Gold medals to her credit. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2022 New Years Honours List.
Now married to cyclist Jason Kenny CBE, Laura is a British track cyclist whose potential was first recognized as a junior during which time she won the Junior World Champion title in the Omnium in addition to various National track, road and time trial honours.
Her introduction to the sport came when her mother took up cycling as a means of losing weight and Laura was encouraged to join in in order to help regulate breathing problems after suffering a collapsed lung coupled with asthma.
At the age of eighteen, Laura was chosen to compete at elite level in the European Track Championships of 2010, a qualifying event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, in which she won gold in the Team Pursuit with Katie Colough and Wendy Houvenaghel. The same year she was made the youngest team member to be selected for the Commonwealth Games.
With a winning, world record breaking debut in the elite Senior World Championships a year later, Laura was well on course for the home Olympic Games.
She was teamed with Joanna Rothwell and Dani King for the 2012 Olympic Team Pursuit, an event in which they not only won the gold medal but broke the world record a further three times in the process. On an individual basis Laura also took Gold in the Omnium. Four years later, there was more Olympic Gold success in Rio at the 2016 games which greatly contributed to her being awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honour’s list.
Following her Olympic success in 2021, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the 2022 New Years Honours List.
Now in demand for corporate events, Laura is available for personal appearances and moderated Q and A.