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Karen Ledger   -   Womens Cycling Sheffield Racing Team
Age : 41    Height : 5 4

Occupation : Teacher

Discipline : Time Trials

Favourite food - Italian food, steak and chocolate!

Favourite Drink - espresso, champagne!!

Likes - Long cafe rides in the sunshine with my husband, chris

Dislikes - Warming up / waiting at the start in the rain.

Favourite Place - Puerto Pollensa, Majorca


I first got the competitive bug when I discovered orienteering
at about the age of 15. We used to go every Sunday as a family
but it wasn’t until I got selected for my first British junior training camp
to Scandinavia that I really got into racing.

From there I was asked to join the British squad
and competed for GB on many occasions in World Cups
and World Championships all over the world


I then came to University in Sheffield
and joined the Dark Peak Fell Running Club
and started running in local fell races.

Once again this led to me competing in the
English and British championship series,
and eventually running for England
in the Snowdon Mountain Race.

I also won the Elite OMM with Janet McIver in 2007.

But by far my biggest success in fell running
was completing the Bob Graham Round,
which is 72 miles over 42 peaks in the Lake District
within a time limit of 24 hours.


Discipline - Time Trials PB's

5 miles 12:14 (Cuckney)

10 miles 21:34 (V718) 2014

25 miles 56:49 (Etwall A25/11) 2014

50 miles 1:56:48 (BDCA A50/6) 2014

100 miles 4:02:48 (BDCA A100/4) 2014

British Best All Rounder 2014 ?


I then met my husband, the legendary cyclo-cross rider Chris Ledger,
and got into cycling! I started off doing a few hill climb events
but soon discovered I preferred the flatter time trials.

So we both started doing local TT races and,towards the
end of last year, entered a few open events.

We enjoyed it so much that we are now racing most weekends.
2014 has, so far, been a great year for me.

I have been asked to join the WCS Racing Team
which is a fantastic team and have been constantly improving
my 10 and 25 mile TT times.

I am looking forward to the rest of the year
and racing on new courses and at different distances.

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