Katie started racing on the grass tracks of the Highland Games around Scotland in 2011 and has been searching for bigger podiums ever since. She now rides full time as a GB track squad member with the aim of representing her country at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
At the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Katie, along with teammate Joanna Rowsell-Shand, broke the world record in womens' team pursuit and won a gold medal.
Lauren is a strong, hard working rider who always ensures she gives 100% to the team. Whether leading or as a support rider, everyone knows Lauren will always do exactly what is asked of her. A strong all-rounder in road, time trial and track events.
Katie signed for Podium Ambition in the latter part of 2014 and was a hit in races and off the bike straight away.
With an extensive background in professional road racing, she provides great support to the younger riders on the team.
Excited to be a part of the team, its going to be a new experience for me, going to be a big step up joining the senior ranks but in a really good place to start my first year as an U23. I would love to progress through the team and hopefully achieve more each year and reach my potential in the sport.
With eyes set on being one of the top world female cyclists, Amy is a strong rider with time still to develop, she is good at reading a race for the amount of experience she has in road racing so far. Amy is not afraid of putting her nose out in the wind to help team mates as well as the ability to liven up the racing in the UK with her attacking style of riding. Amy will be looking to see what she can do in the more mountainous terrain when racing internationally next year as well as continuing to learn.
I’m an instinctive rider and try to read a race as it progresses, a skill I’m very much still developing. I do better at sprint finishes, descending and criteriums and I like working as part of a team it brings an added dimension to the race you don’t get from riding as an individual. Anything with high speeds is always fun!
Beth has been on one of the fastest learning trajectories since joining the squad in 2015. A Junior Road Race Champion and GB rider at the Junior Worlds in 2014, Beth is a hardworking committed rider who is always willing to work hard for her team mates.
Her aggressive style and powerful engine earned her a spot with the US National Team at the 2015 Tour of Britain where she fell in love with British racing and its fans. Sara is excited to be racing a full European schedule with support from Podium Ambition and the team sponsors.
I am excited to ride for Podium Ambition as I share their vision of providing a platform for young British riders to have the opportunity to race in Europe. I hope to be able to use my racing experience to support the younger riders and the team in its first year with a professional status.
My focus this coming season is to learn from the team and develop physically and tactically through my experiences. I want to perform at a world class level and to help the team achieve success in the 2016 season.
She has previously raced at international level representing Great Britain on the track and road and is looking to re-establish herself at that level of racing. Her aerobic engine lends itself well to time trialling.
Joanna is part of the British Cycling Podium Programme with a focus on training for the Team Pursuit. Joanna has been part of the programme since leaving school in 2007.
During the womens' team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympic games Joanna, with Podium Ambition teammate Katie Archibald, broke the world record in womens' team pursuit and won a gold medal.
Gaby has been a team mate with Dame Sarah Storey for 5 seasons now and is one of the stalwarts of the team. Her most notable success of 2015 was winning the Tickhill GP whilst also playing a big part in the team winning overall at the Matrix Fitness GP series part of the Tour series .
Dame Sarah Storey is usually our captain on the road and supports our riders to get the best out of themselves. With huge experience in a range of racing, Sarah is a reliable and strong rider to have in any team, quick thinking and able to play the support role as well as be a team leader.