Cycling - We Are England


Featuring in all but one Games, cycling has produced some moments of magic for England.

Missing out on the very first games in Hamilton, 1930, cycling was added to the sports programme for the London 1934 British Empire Games and although not a core sport, has featured ever since.

With three recognised disciplines on offer - track, road and mountain biking - some of the greatest British cyclists have represented England including Chris Boardman, Malcolm Elliott, Chris Froome, Victoria Pendleton, Dame Sarah Storey and Sir Bradley Wiggins, all of whom have Commonwealth Games medals amongst their collections.

Whilst it is tough to pick just a few, England have provided some headline-making moments including Victoria Pendleton's sprint gold medal in which she beat home favourites Anna and Kerrie Meares, and Malcolm Elliott's single-second triumph over Canadian Steven Bauer in the 1982 Games' road race event.

Competition is fierce with Australia always providing top and tough opposition, whilst in recent years fellow home nations have also emerged as medal potential.

Did you know: Cyclist Dame Sarah Storey was England's first Para-athlete to compete in an able-bodied event while at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The governing body for England’s cycling team is British Cycling.