Katharine Ford

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Katharine Ellen Ford (born 25 April 1986) in Glasgow, is a multi record breaking British Ultracyclist and epilepsy campaigner.

She is former a Trustee of London disability sport charity Interactive,[1] and the Herne Hill Velodrome Trust in London.[2]

To date Katharine is still the youngest British female and first ever Scot to officially complete the Race Across America,[3] across all its categories, in her 4 lady team, aged 22 years and 2 months while still an Undergraduate student. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport, from Durham University in 2010.

In 2012, she was nominated to carry the Olympic flame, which she did on the 26 July 2012 in the London Borough of Camden. Her nomination was for her achievement in cycling and in raising epilepsy awareness.[4][5]

In March 2017, she became the British record holder and holder of the second greatest distance ridden by a female on a Static Cycle (340.4km), in accordance with Guinness World Record rules. [6]

In July 2017, she became the first ever Briton to attempt to ride 12 Hours or more on an Indoor Velodrome and became the Ultra Marathon Cycling Association Indoor Track Cycling world record holder across the 6 Hour, 100km, 200km & 300km disciplines respectively. The ride raised comfortably over £20,000 for British charities, Epilepsy Action and the Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity. She completed the ride on her Dolan DF4 / FFWD Wheels fixed gear track bicycle. [7]