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Picture of the Day: Caroline Alexander 2001

Caroline Alexander, Britains best-ever female XC rider

Caroline Alexander, Britain's best-ever female XC rider

The picture shows a 2001 cross country race in canada, where she rode for Specialized towards the end of her career.

In 1997, she became the first British woman to win a World Cup MTB event. She is entered into the British Cycling hall of fame in 2009 – see post here.

Caroline Alexander: British Cycling Hall of Fame

Caroline Alexander, a Scottish champion cross-country mountain biker was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009. The official induction will take place at a Gala Dinner, which will be held at Manchester Central on 20 February 2010.

She will be inducted with 50 other cycling heroes including Beryl Burton, Robert Millar, Graeme Obree, Tom Simpson, Barry Hoban and many others.

She was British National Mountain Bike Champion (XC) six times, National Cyclocross champion four consecutive times: 1994-1998, and 1995 European Cross Country Champion. She won numerous other World Cup and National events, although a World Championship medal eluded her.

I mentioned her in Notable Others my Top 10 Scottish Cyclists of All Time (scroll to bottom). All I know of her was what was mentioned on her wikipedia entry and on some cycling forums.

Caroline Alexander racing in Canada in 2001

Caroline Alexander racing in Canada in 2001