On my bike: Dame Sarah Storey DBE

Dame Sarah Storey celebrates her gold medals. Photo: Richard Turner
We spoke to Paralympic cyclist, Active Travel Commissioner for Sheffield and one of our 100 Women in Cycling, Dame Sarah Storey DBE about her cycling habits

Why do you cycle?

It’s my job! Training is usually 6-10 days in a row, then a rest day.

How far do you ride each week?

It varies from 300 to 700km.

Which of your bikes is your favourite?

The one that’s right for the ride I’m doing.

What do you always take when cycling?

Drinks bottles, food, my phone and my bike computer.

Who mends your punctures?

I do, but I’ve been riding tubeless for a year or so and there’s not been one to change.

It’s raining: bike, public transport or car?

I work from home so I go on the turbo!

Lycra or normal clothes?

Mostly I ride for training, so then it’s Lycra.

If you had £100 to spend on cycling, what would you get?

I’d save it until I needed something.

What’s your favourite cycle journey?

I love the ride that takes me to Mirador del Rio in Lanzarote.

What single thing would most improve matters for UK cyclists?

There’s a combination of things that are needed. There’s been a piecemeal approach, which is why cycle rates are still so low in the UK.

Sarah supported #PinYourThanks in 2020.