Date of Birth: 07/09/1994
Place of Birth: Cardiff, United Kingdom
2013 Team: Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling
Disciplines: Track and Road Cycling
Elinor Barker was born on the 7 September 1994 in Cardiff, Wales. Barker started cycling at the young age of 10 with the Maindy Flyers club in Cardiff, after originally visiting the Maindy Pool to swim with her sister. Barker, who is currently studying Biology and English literature, has established herself as arguably one of the strongest riders of her generation after her victorious ride in the 2012 Junior Road World Time Trial Championships in Valkenburg. This result comes off her previous silver medal at the Championships in 2011.
Elinor is not only an accomplished road cyclist, but she has also cemented her name as a force to be reckoned with on the track with wins at the World, European and National Junior Track Cycling Championships. In her maiden competition in the elite ranks in October, Elinor claimed a Gold medal the 2012 Track World Cup in Glasgow alongside her Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling teammates Laura Trott and Dani King.
2012 Junior World Individual Time Trial Champion
2012 European World Track Cycling Champion Individual Pursuit
2012 European World Track Cycling Champion Teams Pursuit