Julia Shaw represented England a the Commonwealth Games, in 2008 – taking a bronze medal in the time trial event, aged 45. She completed the 29-kilometre course in 39 minutes and 9 seconds.
Shaw wasn’t sporty at school, and started cycling in her 20s, only taking it seriously in her 30s.
Shaw won an astounding number of domestic Cycling Time Trails championship events, taking 1st place over 10, 25 and 50 miles right up until 2013. Chapeau.