Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE

Olympic Gold Medallist

Cyclist and Olympic speaker Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE is a multiple gold medal winning track cyclist and part of the Great British Cycling Team.

Born in London in 1988 Jo showed promise from an early age and was picked up by the British Cycling Talent Team aged just 16 years old after being tested at her school. She immediately began proving her worth and went on to win the British National Track Championships the following year, a title which she retained in 2006.

Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE made her debut senior win in 2006 at the British National Women’s Series and was signed as part of the professional cycling team Global Racing in 2007. Since then she has been traveling the world working as a sports speaker and competing in some of the toughest competitions in the cycling calendar.

In 2008 Jo Rowsell Shand joined Team Halfords Bikehut, which was led by fellow sports speaker and former Commonwealth, National, Olympic and World road race champion Nicole Cooke. Outside her work with the Bikehut team Jo took gold in the 2008 World Championship’s Women’s Pursuit for the first time that year, a feat which she would go on to repeat no less than three times in the next six years.

Rowsell Shand began preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games by competing in the Track Cycling World Cup in London in February where she took gold in both the team and individual pursuits. Making her first appearance as an Olympic speaker shortly after this period Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE quickly became incredibly popular amongst the British public and held high hopes of attaining a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE, along with King, Trott, Archibald and Barker took gold in the team pursuit finals setting another new world record time of 3:14.051. Rowsell has continued to perform successful in cycling competitions since the 2012 Olympics, winning a further two World Championship medals in Cali in 2014.

To book Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE as the sports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Joanna is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sporting Success
  • Team Sport
  • Cycling
  • Individual Pursuit

“Joanna was absolutely brilliant and perfect for our event. I think the staff really enjoyed what she had to say and she did a great job for us. We were so pleased and I hope you will pass on our sincere thanks” – Julie Newton, Manchester City Council