Melton cyclist competes at Commonwealth Games on opening day

Melton cyclist Georgia Holt is excited to be taking part this morning (Friday) in one of the opening events of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

By Nick Rennie
Friday, 29th July 2022, 10:11 am
Updated Friday, 29th July 2022, 10:12 am
Georgia Holt (right) and Sophie Unwin who are competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Georgia Holt (right) and Sophie Unwin who are competing in the 2022 Commonwealth Games

The 22-year-old is acting is riding as pilot for Paralympic silver medallist and road world champion Sophie Unwin in the Women’s Tandem Sprint qualifying round.

You can watch Sophie and Georgia in action on BBC TV, on the iPlayer or Red Button at 10am and 4pm today and 3.30pm on Sunday.

Georgia Tweeted ahead of today’s start: “We are simply just honoured to be here and soaking it all in.”

They were part of the Team England squad which paraded in the Alexander Stadium during last night’s spectacular opening ceremony.

Georgia is one of 35 cyclists representing the English team, including Olympic legend Dame Laura Kenny.

The Melton has won 200m and 500m golds at the 2019 BUCS Championships and she also finished fifth at the National Championships while still a teenager.