English track cyclist who won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. He was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009.
He attended Lancaster Royal Grammar School and was part of the swimming team.
He nearly died in an accident at Meadowbank cycling track in Edinburgh when a piece of wood from the track impaled him.
He was born and raised in Great Heywood, Staffordshire, England.
He and Laura Trott are both Olympic cyclists from England.