Evie Richards is a Red Bull Athlete and competes in the Women’s Elite MTB XC and Cyclo-cross for Trek Factory Racing and will also represent Team GB at the Tokyo Olympics in the summer of 2021.
Specialising in both Mountain Bike and Cyclo-cross racing; her rise to the top of these disciplines has been meteoric. She has been making huge waves globally since her arrival in 2015.
She is the first ever under 23 women’s Cyclo-Cross World Champion, grabbing her rainbow stripes in her first international Cyclo-Cross event in January 2016. Evie’s initial talent and passion for cycling was born on the mountain bike, no doubt heavily influenced by her childhood surrounding of the Malvern Hills, Worcestershire.
In 2018 she earned her second World Championship title when she won the under 23 World Championship in Valkenburg. Later in 2018 she completed her dream by not only racing in the Commonwealth Games, but by becoming a silver medalist in the MTB race. Her 2018 season continued with World Cup podiums in both Cyclo-Cross and Mountain bike, representing Trek Factory Racing and The Great British Cycling Team. In her last year in the U23 category Evie won the UCI World Cup XC in Snowshoe.
In 2020 Evie raced in her first season in the elite class ahead of her debut World Championships at the Sunshine Epic in Cyprus, where she placed an impressive third. Before racing was put on hold due to the pandemic, Evie clinched another slice of glory winning the XCC short-track in Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic as part of the World Cup Series.
Evie loves everything outdoors and fitness related and when not training she can be found anywhere from skipping in the garden to running in the hills of Malvern with her dogs, swimming and surfing at the beach, or sniffing out the nearest café for a coffee. Infamous for her meticulously planned and always beautiful minibreaks, Evie loves travelling and documenting her time away racing or on holiday.
- Two-time U23 Cyclo-cross World Champion
- Commonwealth Games MTB Silver Medal
- British National Champion U23 MTB 2019
- Ranked 7th in the World in women’s elite mountain bike (June - 2021)