Olympic finalist and World Championship gold medallist Shanaze Reade has been brought in by on-demand restaurant food delivery service, Deliveroo, to help the current Milton Keynes based riders improve their riding skills.
Shanaze has been giving expert guidance on training, diet and how to handle different types of terrain.
Reade’s competitive cycling career spans 14 years to date, combining BMX riding, in which she has won the UCI BMX World Championships three times, and track cycling.
Reade partnered Victoria Pendleton in the Team Sprint at the World Championships in 2007, with the pair winning gold, before racing in the final of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
“I have had a lot of races in my career, from endurance races to sprints and so I know how the Deliveroo riders need to think, eat and cycle to achieve their goals. When Deliveroo asked me for my assistance, I was more than happy to put my knowledge to good use and help the Milton Keynes riders get the most out of themselves,” said Shanaze.
Deliveroo riders in Milton Keynes can cycle more than 150km a week, delivering high-quality meals to thousands of homes and offices across the city in an average of 32 minutes, so are reliant on their endurance and stamina.
“Keeping fit whilst earning money is one of the key benefits of being a Deliveroo rider,” said Dan Warne, Managing Director of UK & IE at Deliveroo.
“Our riders cover big distances each week in cities across the UK, so we wanted to bring someone in to give them some guidance on endurance cycling and who better than an Olympian cyclist?”