Words by Abigail Cramp
We caught up with female Olympic Gold medallist and World Champion, Dani King, for a glimpse into the life of a professional cyclist to find out just what it takes to be the best.
For many of us, the dream of riding away with an Olympic Gold medal will be nothing more than just that, a dream. Becoming the 2011 World Champion and taking home the gold from the 2012 Summer Olympics, twenty-six-year-old Dani King has achieved an incredible amount during her cycling career.
Currently riding for Cylance Pro Cycle team, Dani’s 2017 season has been a mixed bag of juggling her race schedule and focusing on her coaching company, Rowe and King, which she runs with her fiancé, Matthew Rowe and soon to be brother in law, Luke Rowe. I was intrigued to get her insights and advice using her personal experiences on what makes a professional cyclist and how someone with natural talent and drive could follow in her footsteps or, more specifically, her cadence.
Putting all of her eggs in one basket
“Cycling was never a hobby for me” – Dani King