Black History Month 2023 – Celebrating our Sisters

In our final Black History Month post we celebrate Sheroe Shaneze Reade

Shaneze Reade – Five-time UCI BMX and Track Cycling World Champion


Five-time UCI BMX and Track Cycling World Champion, Shanaze, was this year unveiled as the first in a series of ambassadors who helped drive forward the key policy drivers for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.

With a huge passion for mentoring disadvantaged children, Shanaze used her role as the Championships’ ambassador to make sure children and young people felt part of this once in a lifetime event, while also delving into the barriers that prevent or discourage them from riding bikes more often.

Shanaze understands first-hand the struggle to make ends meet and the limits it can put on a young person, including being able to access something as simple as a bike, having experienced it herself growing up. When she first got into cycling at age 10, she had to rent a bike until her grandmother bought her one for Christmas from a local supermarket. It was on this low-cost bike that Shanaze won her first national title, showing her drive and determination to be the best.

For the full 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships artcile visit: Shanaze Reade to champion young people in new role as Ambassador for 2023 Cycling Worlds | 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships (

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