The Olympic cyclist Shanaze Reade is hoping to start her 2013 campaign with a world title.
Shanaze who's from Crewe is among the favourites for gold at the BMX World Cup meeting in Manchester this weekend. It's the first time the event has been held in the north west.
Olympian Shanaze Reade from Crewe will lead Great Britain's team into the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester in 10 days time at the National Cycling Centre from April 19-20th.
Reade and Abbie Taylor will compete in the women's events.
BMX star Shanaze Reade from Crewe has finished sixth in women's BMX final.
BMX star Shanaze Reade from Crewe is hoping to get through to the Olympic track finals later today.
Shanaze missed out on the gold in Beijing four years ago, after she crashed in the final.
A hotel in her home-town plans to project a 50ft image of her if she wins a medal.