​Loughborough Lightning Cycling

Loughborough Lightning is one of the UK's leading womens cycling teams.

Loughborough Lightning is the women’s elite national road team based at Loughborough University, comprised of both current student-athletes and and non-university riders. We are competing at top UK domestic level in the in the national road, circuit and tour series in the 2022 season, and selected foreign races. Loughborough University underpinned its commitment to women’s sport with the launch of the new Lightning Cycling franchise in 2021.

British Cycling

Elite Development Team

Dave Nichols

Loughborough University provides a unique sporting ecosystem, where our riders can develop and perform to their full potential. Our team benefits from a world-class coaching and performance support system, facilities and world-leading cycling research and innovation, placing athlete development and performance at the centre of our programme. Our growing race schedule features the best of British racing, as we expand into the continent in 2022. With the creation of the womens' Tour De France this year, there has never been a more exciting time to be pushing the boundaries of womens' cycling.

Dr Dave Nichols Team Manager

Join the team

Lightning Cycling is open to both Loughborough University students and non-students. 

Current or prospective students should apply through the Loughborough Cycling Academy application form.

All other applicants should apply through the link below, and send a copy of their cycling CV to d.nichols@lboro.ac.uk.

Applications for the 2023 season are now open.

Apply here for 2023 season

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