Shanaze is a former professional British BMXer and track cyclist, who has won the BMX World Championships three times and the team track sprint twice. In 2005 Shanaze was named one of the “Magnificent 7”, and in 2007 she was named The Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year.

Shanaze has become an ambassador for British Cycling, Sported and Access Sport - Shanaze is also an active supporter of Access Sport’s BMX Legacy Programme, previously running a BMX camp to help engage more young people (have a look at the video below). She has also been supporting Access Sport’s recent goal of brining BMX to Bristol, speaking about her BMX journey at a fundraising event in July. Most recently, in July 2018, Shanaze attended a Bristol based lunch to help promote the programme there.