Welcome to the official web site for Nicole Cooke MBE, Olympic gold medallist.

After setting her heart on an Olympic gold medal at the age of 11, Nicole went on to an incredible career in cycling, achieving her Olympic dream in Beijing 2008 under the backdrop of the Great Wall of China.  Nicole went on to become the first rider in history to win Olympic and World Championship road race gold in the same year.  Other highlights in a career that spanned 13 years include riding in Yellow over the mythical mountains of the Tour de France en route to two Tour victories and conquering the Spring Classics with victories in the Amstel Gold Race, Fleche Wallone and Tour of Flanders, and winning the World Cup Series.

Keep an eye on the latest news section for updates on Nicole's most recent activities and forthcoming events, and please visit the relevant sections of the website for more details of Nicole's racing career.  


The Breakaway - Out on 31 July

After more than a year working on her autobiography, we are very pleased that 'The Breakaway' is now available to  pre-order, and will be released on 31 July. You can pre-order from Amazon and Waterstones.


Dates are now confirmed for a book signing tour:

Thursday, 31st July - 12.30 - SIGNING - Waterstones Glasgow

                                                      153-157 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3EW 

                                        18.30 - EVENT - Talk, Signing, Q&A - Waterstones Manchester

                                                       91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW

Saturday, 2nd August - 11.00 - SIGNING – WHSmiths Bridgend

                                                      7 The Rhiw, Bridgend, CF31 3BL 

                                           12.30 - SIGNING – WHSmiths Cardiff

                                                       83-85 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2NX

                                           14.00 - SIGNING - The Windsor Bookshop, Penarth

                                                       1 Windsor Rd, Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan CF64 1

Tuesday, 5th August -  12.30 - SIGNING – Waterstones London Wall

                                                       54/55 London Wall, London Wall, London EC2M 5               

                                          19.30 - EVENT – Talk, Signing, Q&A - Chepstow Books (Venue: Drill Hall)

                                                       Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, Monmouthshire NP16 5HJ   

Sunday, 5th October     11.45 - Cheltenham Book Festival

Sunday, 26th October   19.30 - London Sports Writers Festival


Signed Autograph Cards is pleased to inform you that Nicole Cooke autograph cards are available free.

Please send a stamped adressed envelope and the name(s) of the dedication to:

Nicole Cooke, PO Box 38, Cowbridge, CF71 7XU, Great Britain