On your bike
November 4, 2015

2012 London Paralympics - Day 2 - Cycling - Track

Aileen McGlynn OBE has represented ParalympicsGB at three consecutive Paralympic Games. Aileen has recently retired from the sport, but her world class achievements are an inspiration to young blind and partially sighted people wanting to get on a bike.

Aileen describes the greatest achievement of her career to date as winning two gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games and setting a new World Record in the 1km Time Trial, an event in which she also claimed the gold medal when she made her Paralympic debut at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. At London 2012, Aileen competed with new tandem pilot Helen Scott. They won silver in the B 1km Time Trial and bronze in the B Pursuit.

In addition to her sporting achievements, Aileen graduated with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Management Science from the University of Strathclyde in 1995.

Listen to Aileen chat to broadcaster and writer Clare Balding about her sport, food and nutrition, training and medal winning performances:

Find out more about cycling and track racing in our Super Transport Touch to See book

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