Daily Telegraph

Jan Birkmyre both manages and competes with the TORQ Performance Track Cycling team and if she didn’t think the 37 World Masters and 3 Elite National titles were indicative enough of her abilities, her recognition in the Daily Telegraph this Saturday should certainly draw a line under it all…

TORQ have had a longstanding association with Jan over many years, but back in 2014, we decided to put a track team together consisting of 4 very talented female track cyclists, Melanie Sneddon, Louise Haston, Maddy Moore and of course Jan. Without Jan’s enthusiasm and professionalism, the team would never have got off the ground, and since its launch, they have topped podium after podium. The infographic below summarises the team’s performances this year alone.

In the recent World Masters Championships, if TORQ were a nation, it would have ranked 4th on the overall medals table, or 2nd on the Female medals table, behind only Team GB. The TORQ Performance Track Cycling Team took 9 World titles at these championships a few weeks back – quite staggering!

If you missed the printed copy of the Telegraph article on Saturday, take a look at the online version:


Well done Jan and to the other girls on the team, we’re very proud of you and a huge thank you as ever to all of our sponsors, without whom none of this would be possible:

Wilier – Custom carbon track frames
FFWD Wheels – Race wheels
Limar Helmets – Ultra light Road and Time Trial Helmets
Limar Eyewear – Specialist optics
Lake Cycling Shoes – Cycling shoes
CeramicSpeed – Ceramic bearing upgrades; wheels, bottom brackets, pulley wheels
Active Life Logistics – CeramicSpeed UFO chains
Scimitar Sports – Race kit; skinsuits, shorts, jersey
ithlete – HRV measurement and analysis with ithlete Pro
Fenwicks – Lubrication and bike maintenance
Race Ware – Custom computer mounts
Lezyne – High pressure pumps and tools
Amphibia Sport – Sports bag
Zero Point Compression – Compression tights and tops
ISM – ISM saddles
For further information and to keep track of the TORQ Performance Track Cycling Team, vist the dedicated Facebook page: