Shanaze Reade returns to train with Britain's track team

Shanaze Reade
Shanaze Reade failed to win BMX Olympic medals in 2008 or 2012

Three-time BMX world champion Shanaze Reade has rejoined Britain's cycling team and will train with the track sprint squad in Manchester's velodrome.

Reade has returned to the UK following a spell BMX racing in the US.

The 26-year-old won two world titles with Victoria Pendleton, claiming team sprint titles in 2007 and 2008, before focusing solely on BMX racing.

Reade wrote on Twitter:external-link "BMX has been my life. But I 'm now ready for a new challenge in Rio 2016."

British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton said: "This is good news as Shanaze is a terrific athlete with a big personality and an appetite for competition.

"Shanaze is coming back to train with the squad with a view to seeing what kind of contribution she can make to the performance of the team."