Victoria
Williamson

Place of birthHevingham, Norfolk

Age28
Height5'4"
Weight65kg

Vics Williamson joined the British Bobsleigh team ahead of the 2019/20 season after a high-profile switch from cycling.

Vics represented her country on the biggest stages of all bar a Summer Olympic Games during an impressive track cycling career that featured World Cup and Junior World Championship medals and a World Leader’s Jersey, as well a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Minsk.

Williamson won more than 20 international medals in total, having originally entered the British Cycling programme via the Girls 4 Gold initiative - the same recruitment campaign that saw the likes of Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas join the British Skeleton squad set up. 

The history behind Williamson’s switch to bobsleigh is a remarkable one given that it was feared she might never walk again after a horror cycling crash in Holland in early 2016. Williamson broke her back, neck and pelvis in a collision in Rotterdam but she showed incredible bravery and perseverance to make an emotional return to cycling in January 2019.

Williamson began training with the women’s bobsleigh team in the summer of 2019 and went on to make her international debut with a fifth-place finish alongside Mica McNeill in the Europa Cup race in Altenberg in December of that year. 

She finished seventh in Winterberg a week later and was part of McNeill's World Cup squad for the post Christmas races across Europe before being named as the reserve athlete for the 2020 World Championships in Altenberg. 

Vics returned to cycling in a bid to make the postponed Tokyo Olympics and has just one further bobsleigh appearance to her name prior to the start of the 2022/23 season - her World Cup bow in Konigssee in January 2021 when she finished 14th with McNeill.