Emily Batty

Born into a mountain bike-crazy family on a cattle farm in Brooklin, Ontario, Emily Batty first rode bikes for leisure with her brothers from the age of 10 but then turned her passion for all things two-wheeled into a career racing bikes. As a promising junior, Batty competed in her first World Championships in 2005 and, since her move into the senior ranks, she’s progressively achieved better results as the years have passed on and is now a regular on the World Cup circuit. At the age of 23, Emily competed in the London 2012 Olympics. Three days before the race, she had a bad crash in training and broke her collarbone. Not wanting to let her country down, Emily raced injured and finished 26th place. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, she came back with a vengeance and finished 4th place just 1 second off the bronze medal. Other career highlights include a bronze medal at World Championships in 2016 and 2018 and finishing 3rd overall in the UCI Mountain Bike Word Cups twice in her career. Emily also recently rode across Iceland and featured in the film “A Line In The Sand”