British rider Nikki Harris has won multiple British championships across several disciplines including track cycling, road racing, cyclo-cross and mountain bike. She has competed in international events including the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and represented Great Britain on multiple occasions at World, European and Commonwealth events.
However, her main focus is now on cyclo-cross where she is well on her way to achieving her ultimate goal of becoming world champion. After a third-placed finish in 2003 and three consecutive second-placed finishes between 2010 and 2012, Nikki was finally crowned British National Cyclo-cross Champion in 2013, breaking Helen Wyman’s winning run of seven senior titles and rising to fourth in the world rankings in the process.
Born on 30th December 1986 in Draycott, Derbyshire, Nikki began cycling at five and was racing at nine. “After chasing goodie bags and other random prizes for a few years,” she says, “ I soon realised this was something I was pretty good at and most of all, I loved to do.” In 2001, she was crowned British national champion at under-16 level at cyclo-cross, mountain bike and circuit race disciplines, and at 16 she represented Great Britain for the first time in the world mountain bike championships in Lugano.
Nikki’s extraordinary versatility makes her one of Britain’s greatest all-round cyclists. “My primary focus is cyclo-cross,” she says, “but I also compete on the road and mountain bike as I believe to ride all disciplines makes you a better cyclist overall.”