About Ed Clancy
A two-time Olympic Gold medalist, an Olympic Bronze medalist and five-time world champion - Ed is a fundamental member of the awe inspiring Great British cycling team.
On the track he competes in the team pursuit and as an individual in the new Olympic discipline called the Omnium - a multi race event. Ed is a World, Olympic and European Champion on the track and also rides for the domestic road team Rapha Condor JLT. Regarded as an explosive sprinter with the durability to match, he took Gold in the team pursuit and Bronze in the individual Omnium at London 2012.
Ed got into cycling when his father bought him his first bike when he was five years old. At 15 he was spotted whilst attending a British cycling event and was part of the first intake into the British Cycling Academy of which other names included Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas.
Ed has a unique blend of pure speed and endurance and is the first man out in the team pursuit. His job to get the team to their average speed as quickly as possible. He is unrivalled and classed as one of the best in the World and a lot of the team.s recent success down to the start he gives them.
Away from the track Ed is an avid motorsport fan and spends his spare time either racing his own cars and motorbikes or attending events at race circuits around the Country. He supports a number of charities and is involved in the British Cycling Academy Programme encouraging individuals to start cycling. Ed is a terrific ambassador for his sport and a great role model, not only for cycling but sport as a collective. His laid back and sociable manner makes Ed very popular with the media and he is very experienced in motivational speaking and corporate event appearances.