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24 January 2018
Katie Archibald

The bid to bring track cycling facilities to the North of Scotland as part of the Arena project received another boost this morning.

 

Taking a break from her training build-up to this weekend’s British Championships, Katie Archibald MBE, advised:

 

"The success of British track cycling is facility driven; you can plot the hometowns of Britain's best and see the obvious trend.  Building a velodrome in Inverness will open the door for the Highlands to share in the nation's passion, and in turn its success, in this sport."

 

Katie hails from Glasgow and began competitive cycling on the Highland Games grass track circuit in 2011.  She quickly graduated onto the velodrome and began a stellar career which to date includes seven British, ten European and two World championships all achieved by the age of 24.   In 2016 she took Olympic gold riding as part of the GB Team Pursuit squad in Rio and was subsequently honoured in the Queen’s birthday list.

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