IRISH TRACK CYCLIST
Emily Kay is a female endurance track cyclist who competes for Ireland.
Born in the West Midlands, England and finding her love for cycling at the age of five. Emily has won multiple medals over her career so far including Junior World champion in the team pursuit, European silver medal in the Scratch race, Team pursuit and Madison, Commonwealth Silver medal in the Scratch race at the Gold Coast as well as multiple medals at World Cup level whilst part of the Great Britain cycling team. In 2019, she transferred her allegiance to Ireland – the nation of her grandfather’s birth who grew up in Clontarf, Dublin – making her international debut in Belarus later that year and winning Bronze in the omnium in early 2020. She will fulfil her childhood dream when proudly representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Emily is passionate about encouraging more women and young girls to participate in sport, particularly cycling and has also talked openly about her own challenges with her mental health in overcoming an eating disorder. She is keen to share her own story to inspire others to value themselves and be comfortable with who they are.