A keen cyclist from childhood Helen was part of the Great Britain Cycling Team’s under 23 sprint academy before moving across to the para-cycling team as a pilot at the end of 2010.
Helen teamed up with Paralympian Aileen McGlynn and the pair enjoyed immediate success winning silver in the tandem B kilo at the 2011 Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.
The pair then enjoyed an excellent 2012 winning three silver medals at the track world championships before winning silver in the tandem B kilo and bronze in the tandem B pursuit at London 2012.
Following Aileen’s retirement, Helen was paired with Sophie Thornhill for the 2014 Commonwealth Games and they won two gold medals in the tandem B sprint and tandem B kilo.
At the start of 2015 the pair teamed up at the track world championships winning gold in the tandem B sprint and tandem B kilo, the first world titles of Helen’s career.
They then won two silver medals at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy.
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