Sophie Thornhill

After being inspired by London 2012, Sophie joined the Great Britain Cycling Team in May 2013.

She immediately made her mark on the world stage winning two world titles and breaking two world records, in the tandem B kilo and sprint events, with her pilot Rachel James.

Sophie then followed this achievement by winning two gold medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Team England with pilot Helen Scott.

Sophie continued her partnership with Helen at the 2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Apeldoorn, Holland, retaining her tandem B kilo and sprint titles.

At the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy, Sophie and Helen won two silver medals.

Sophie was born with oculocutaneous albinism and is visually impaired. 

Major results

2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
Tandem B sprint (piloted by Helen Scott)
Silver
2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
Tandem B kilo (piloted by Helen Scott)
Silver
2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Holland
Tandem B sprint (piloted by Helen Scott)
Gold
2015 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Apeldoorn, Holland
Tandem B kilo (piloted by Helen Scott)
Gold
2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Tandem B sprint (piloted by Rachel James)
Gold
2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Tandem B kilo (piloted by Rachel James)
Gold

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