Lora Fachie (née Turnham) started competing for the Great Britain Cycling Team in 2009 and picked up her first major medal at the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, winning a silver medal in the pursuit with her pilot Fiona Duncan.
Selected for London 2012, Lora and Fiona finished in 4th place in the tandem B kilo and the tandem B pursuit on the track, and finished 7th in their classification in the road race and 8th in the time-trial.
Following London, Lora was paired up with a new pilot, Corrine Hall, and the pair enjoyed instant success, winning the gold medal in the tandem B time-trial at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, and a silver medal in the road race.
They continued their fine form in 2014, this time taking gold in the tandem B road race at the world championships and a bronze in the time-trial.
Although they were unable to medal at the world championships in 2015, they were still amongst the best bikes in the world winning three gold medals at world cup level.
Lora and Corrine had a strong start to 2016, winning their first medal together on the track by picking up a bronze in a pursuit at the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, and then winning two silver medals at the road world cup in Belgium in May.
At Rio 2016 Lora and Corrine won pursuit gold and time trial bronze and a year later the pair claimed Road World Championship silver in the time trial with Lora and Hazel Macleod also taking silver in the pursuit at the Track World Championships in the same year.
Lora has a hereditary sight loss condition which also affects her two brothers and her mother. Her brother Roy is also a Paralympian and represented ParalympicsGB in football 5-a-side at London 2012.
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