Track Cyclist -
GB Cycling Team
World Champion Team Pursuit 2023
World Champs Silver Team Pursuit 2022
DOB: 15th August 1997
Lives & Trains: Manchester, UK
Megan is the youngest of four siblings; including Elinor (Olympic and World champion cyclist) three years her senior. She was first attracted to the sport after seeing cyclists from her local club, Maindy Flyers, finish track sessions as her and sister Elinor were leaving swimming practice. This mild interest in cycling quickly blossomed and the Barker sisters’ potential was soon spotted by the Newport coaches.
Megan is now part of the British Cycling Senior squad and currently trains with the rest of Team GB. She has transitioned seamlessly to the senior squad after being a part of the British Cycling Academy and had success in her first individual Track World Cup appearance in Paris coming away with a silver medal in the scratch race.
Megan represented Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games coming 5th and 11th in the Team Pursuit & Scratch Race respectively on the track and played no small part in bringing team mate Dani Rowe home for a bronze medal in the Road Race.
This was followed up by a successful road season for Team Breeze in 2018 including winning the first two rounds of the OVO Energy Women's Tour Series, a podium at Otley Cycle Races and 5th in the National Road Race Championships.
In 2019, she secured gold in the women's Madison at the European Games in Minsk in July 2019. She also won a silver in the Team Pursuit at the same championships.
Her success on the road meant she was snapped up by CAMS-Tifosi (then becoming CAMS-Basso) and was proud to wear their colours for three seasons (2020-2022) with some successful results.
Megan continued to achieve some notable results on the track with a World Championships bronze in the Team Pursuit in 2021, a silver in the first Nations Cup of 2022 in Glasgow, and a silver in the World Championships in Team Pursuit in 2022.
In 2023 Megan had a stunning victory at the British National Circuit Race Championships, and is honoured to wear the stripes for the upcoming year. To follow this up, Megan was a key member of the gold medal winning Team Pursuit squad at the World Championships in Glasgow, her first world title. Megan now has her eyes on Paris 2024.