taking our culture forward

Marie Morgan was one of the greatest female cyclists of the 1990s, representing Great Britain at the Olympics in 1992 and 1996, as well as winning the British National Road Race Championships five times.

Competing during the height of her career as 'Marie Purvis,' she here tells the story of her amazing career in sport, beginning with her earliest successes in running, curtailed due to an injury, before only taking up cycling at the age of 21out of boredom. But Marie's innate need to excel took over and in a relatively short period of time she was called up to the Auckland Commonwealth Games in 1989. The stories of her highs and lows, the near-misses on medals at Olympics and more make for fascinating listening through to her retirement from top-level sport at the age of 36 in 1996.

A wonderful and fascinating story of a sporting life lived at the very top of the cycling world.


This interview was conducted by Ged Power as a part of Treisht2020.


When you click play on one of the interviews below there will be a slight delay as the audio file is downloaded. Large files or slow internet connections will increase the length of this delay.

  • Interview with Marie Morgan