Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, professional cyclist Lucy Hempstead has always believed in facing adversity head-on. Despite facing the challenges associated with eating disorders in high school, Lucy persevered and found her career in road racing.

The global pandemic was a major challenge for most people, including professional athletes. In 2021, Lucy took on Crush Covid: Ride for Mind challenge to raise money for people most vulnerable to the effects of Covid. Taking the challenge one step further, she decided to challenge the Guiness World Record for the longest ride on a stationary trainer in 24 hours by a female. She succeeded – riding 812km – breaking the previous record of 680km.

This year, in addition to continuing her road racing career, Lucy has added gravel racing to her repertoire, with the season already off to a solid start. She placed 4th at the Sea Otter Classic Gravel Race, 4th at the Traka 100, and 4th again at Gravel Locos.

Off the bike, Lucy is a big advocate for Mental Health. She is a recipient of the Bridge the Gap bursary, and the RBC Training Ground development funding from Cycling Canada.

Nationality: Canadian
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Birthday: Feb. 11, 2001
Type of Rider: Road and Gravel


Guiness Book of World Records holder for longest distance cycled indoors (Zwift) by a female (812 kms)

  • 4th – Gravel Locos
  • 4th – The Traka 100
  • 4th – Sea Otter Gravel 2024
  • 14th – Redlands Bike Classic 2024 GC
  • 23rd – Redlands Bike Classic 2024 stage one
  • 22nd – Redlands Bike Classic 2024 stage two
  • 13th – Redlands Bike Classic 2024 stage three
  • 18th – Redlands Bike Classic 2024 stage five
  • 2nd – Charlevoix Overall GC 2023
  • 3rd – Charlevoix TT 2023
  • 4th – Charlevoix Road Race 2023
  • 1st – Canada Summer Games TT 2022
  • 1st – Canada Summer Games Qualifier TT 2022
  • 2nd – FRANCE Plages Vendéennes TTT
  • 1st – GP Cintigabelle TT 2022
  • 2nd – GP Cintigabelle GC 2022
  • 2nd Northumberland Road Race 2022 – U23
  • 3rd – Charlevoix TT 2022


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