British track and road racing cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is a member of the British Cycling’s Olympic Podium Programme and as such is well placed to talk about life in her sport to a range of after dinner audiences. Lizzie can speak about motivation, determination and about focusing on tough goals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and so too can she be a great representative of the British Olympic team at any event you are planning.
Born in Otley in 1988, Lizzie races on both track and road and has represented Great Britain internationally since picking up the sport in 2004 after the British Cycling’s Olympic Talent Team visited her school. Before long Lizzie had become Under 23 European Champion in 2008 and 2008 and was also a member of the winning team pursuit squad at the Track World Championships in 2009. Lizzie has even managed to pick up medals after jumping back on the bike following a fall, and with strapped and numb fingers and thumb!
Now riding for the AA Drink-Leontien.nl team, Lizze saw much success with Lotto-Belisol cycling before that, winning the under 23 category of the British National Road Race Championships and the silver medal in the senior category of the same race. A skilled endurance rider and a great prospect for the Olympics in 2012 and further afield, Lizzie is a contemporary sporting great who can inspire and excite your audiences with her informative speeches.