Fiona is a sighted Tandem pilot. After leaving school, Fiona re-discovered physical activity whilst training to pass the Police entrance fitness test in 2000.
- Tandem Pilot
- Home Town:
- Ythan Cycling Club, Arberdeenshire
- Date Of Birth:
- 30th December 1976
- Games Attended:
- London 12
Her husband Andy introduced her to Cycling in 2003, and as she showed some talent she joined her local cycling club Ythan CC. Initially entering L’Etape de Tour and then some local time trials, she went on to be selected to represent the GB Police team (PSUK) at the European Police Championships in 2008 where the ladies team won silver.
She was introduced to Tandem piloting in 2010 after meeting Tandem sprinter, Neil Fachie. She started riding the tandem with Lora Turnham that year, and they won a silver medal at the Para-Cycling Track World Championships in 2011 after riding together for just 6 weeks.
Prior to making her Paralympic debut, one of the highlights of Fiona's sporting career was winning her first gold medal with Lora in the Time Trial at the UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Segovia, June 2012.
At London 2012, Lora and Fiona narrowly missed out on the medals in both of their events on the Track, whilst a mechanical problem in their Time Trial in the Road events at Brands Hatch saw them lose a 14 second lead on the eventual winners on the third and final lap, meaning they finished in 7th place in that event.
Fiona took a career break from Grampian Police to train full time with Lora Turnham for in preparation for the Paralympic Games.
- 2012 London Paralympic Games
B 3km Pursuit (with Lora Turnham): 4th
B Time Trial (with Lora Turnham): 4th
B Road Race (with Lora Turnham): 8th
B TIme Trial - Road (with Lora Turnham): 7th
- 2012 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup, Segovia, Spain
B Time Trial Tandem (with Lora Turnham): gold
B Road Race Tandem (with Lora Turnham): 6th
- 2011 UCI Para-Cycling World Championships, Montichiari, Italy
- B 3km Pursuit Tandem (with Lora Turnham): silver
- 2011 UCI Para-Cycling World Cup, Sydney, Australia
B Time Trial Tandem (with Lora Turnham): silver
B Road Race Tandem (with Lora Turnham): bronze