Ed is a fundamental member of the awe inspiring Great British cycling team. He is a 5 time World Champion, and a 2 time Olympic Gold medallist. On the track he competes in the Team Pursuit and as an individual in the new Olympic discipline called the Omnium, a multi race event. Ed is a World, Olympic and European Champion on the track and also rides for the domestic road team Rapha-Condor-Sharp. An explosive sprinter with the durability to match, he took Gold in the Team Pursuit and Bronze in the individual Omnium at London 2012.
He got into cycling when his father bought him his first bike when he was 5 years old. At 15 he was spotted whilst attending a British Cycling event and was part of the first intake into the British Cycling Academy of which other names included Mark Cavendish and Geraint Thomas.
On 17 August 2008, Clancy was a member of the Olympic team pursuit squad which broke the world record in the heats with 3:55:202, beating Russia to the ride-off for silver and gold. The next day, on their way to winning the gold medal, the British team broke their own world record in 3:53:314, beating Denmark by 6.7 seconds.
Clancy was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours.
On 4 April 2012, Clancy was part of the Great Britain team which set a new world record of 3:53.295 in winning the gold medal in the team pursuit at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships in Melbourne.
On 3 August 2012 Clancy won a gold medal in team pursuit in the 2012 London Olympics. Just two days later, he claimed the Bronze medal in the Men’s Omnium.
Ed has a unique blend of pure speed and endurance and is Man One in the Team Pursuit, his job to get the team to their average speed as quickly as possible. He is unique and unrivalled in the World and a lot of the recent success of the team is put down to the start he gives them.
Away from the track Ed is an avid motorsport fan and spends his spare time either racing his own cars and motorbikes or attending events at race circuits around the country. He supports a number of charities and is involved in the British Cycling academy programme encouraging individuals to start cycling. Ed is a terrific ambassador for his sport and a great role model, not only for cycling but sport as a collective. His laid back and sociable nature has made Ed very popular with the media and he is very experienced in motivational speaking and corporate event appearances.