Words by Laura Laker
Dame Sarah Storey is Britain’s most decorated Paralympian and the most successful in modern times. After switching from swimming to cycling in 2005, she has added nine Gold cycling medals to her previous six swimming medals and winning Gold in all four events she entered in Rio 2016.
Storey has also competed against able-bodied athletes in Commonwealth Games and won medals at the UCI track cycling world cup. She recently joined British Cycling’s safety campaigning team, wanting to “create a better future for us all” and to show that road safety benefits “not just men, but women, children and grandparents, aunties, uncles and visiting relatives”. She even has a train named after her…
The Paralympian cyclist turns 40 this month and is expecting her second child imminently. She talks to TWC about training in pregnancy, why sport should replace reality TV and the “shameful” lack of women’s and Paralympics cycling coverage on TV.