Lives & Trains: London
Rebecca Charlton is a TV presenter, journalist and author. Rebecca has written two books on cycling with Bloomsbury and can be found presenting and commentating on channels including Eurosport, ITV and Sky. As well as contributing to a number of magazines on all things fitness and cycling Rebecca is an event host and public speaker. She regularly hosts large-scale stage Q&As at events such as the Cycle Show, the London Bike Show and live events such as the London Nocturne, Zwift live and the Bike Biz Awards.
Having raced in several disciplines of competitive cycling from a young age Rebecca brings a particular wealth of knowledge on the sport, and is key in the development of Bespoke M Travel, hosting trips in Mallorca each year.
Rebecca is the lead presenter on ITV's coverage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour of Britain and will be a reporter on the Tour of Britain in September. In addition, Rebecca can be found regularly hosting rounds of the HSBC UK National Road and women's series on Eurosport as well as using her knowledge to commentate on the action.
Rebecca also made her debut on BBC Radio 4 in 2018 hosting a well received Food Programme edition at the Giro d'Italia discussing rider nutrition with team chefs, riders and nutritionists.
Rebecca has featured in TV adverts for British Airways, Dell and Samsung as well as modelling for sports magazine covers. Having raced in several disciplines of competitive cycling from a young age Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge on the sport and with experience in writing for a number of women's magazines and national newspapers Rebecca is at home presenting a vast range of features.
Rebecca has co-written two cycling fitness books with Bloomsbury and is regularly on-hand for advice, on getting started and improving general fitness, for a number of national magazines and newspapers. Fitter, Further, Faster is a complete guide to how to prepare for road riding and sportive events aimed both at first timers and those more experienced. Organised around a six-month timeline that shows readers how to prepare for an event, it looks at training plans - for speed, endurance, pacing, technique and attitude on climbs - leading up to the event itself and subsequent effective recovery. It covers diet, how to cope in all weathers, the rules and etiquette of road riding, the mind, the body, coping with injuries and breakdowns and on-the-bike nutrition. Showcasing some of the best sportives in the world, the book is filled with high-quality photographs and illustrations, along with case studies and personal accounts from leading riders.
Rebecca has used this knowledge to mentor corporate teams to take part in events such as Ride London and to undertake motivational speaking opportunities.