Dani King is a member of the current golden generation of female British track cyclists. She has held the World title in the Team Pursuit for three consecutive years and is an Olympic champion in the same discipline. King was born in November 1990 in Southampton. In 2005, at the age of 14, the British Cycle talent team spotted her on a visit to her school.
After immediately picking up victories she was drafted into the Olympic Development sprint squad. However, a change of direction soon saw King focus her efforts on the road and endurance event racing. She joined the Vision One professional team and brought them success in both domestic and continental competitions. She placed third in the Under 23 category at the 2009 National road Race Championships.
Despite her road racing career going from strength to strength, an invitation to try out for the woman’s national Pursuit team in 2010 again saw King again spending long hours on the track. She surprised everyone with her increased ability and was picked for the 2011 World Championships, winning her first gold in the Team Pursuit and bronze in the Scratch race. The next year, at her home Olympics, King was part of the team to break the world record three times on their way to a gold medal. She was appointed an MBE in the 2013 New Years Honours list and successfully defended her title as a Team Pursuit World Champion for the third time shortly after.