Reade Passes on World Champion

BMX World Championships 2011It has been announced that BMX World Champion Shanaze Reade will not defend her title at the upcoming championships in Copenhagen due to start tomorrow and running through to July 31. The 22 year old triple world champ is recuperating from a wrist injury and is hoping to recover fully in time for the 2012 Olympic BMX trials in Stratford (August 19 & 20.) “It was a tough choice to make as obviously I wanted to go out there and defend my world title. (But) preparing for the test event is the priority for my Olympic ambitions and I don’t want to do anything to jeopardise being ready for that,” said Reade.


In addition to BMX Reade is also hoping to take a place in the Team GB Track squad – she previously won Gold in both 2007 and 2008 with Victoria Pendleton in the team sprint discipline.


For full details of the BMX World Championship’s schedule visit: but not before you take a look at the course via the helmet-cam video below…