Former GB road race cycling champion Sharon Laws has died aged 43, she had cervical cancer.
Laws was born on July 7 in Kenya but grew up in Gloucestershire, she lived in Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe and the UK.
She worked as an environmental consultant to organisations including the UK government and the UN.
Laws turned professional in cycling at the age of 33 when British official and now manager of Team Sky David Brailsford signed her up to the Halfords Bike Hut team, she won her first race in Cheshire.
It was August last year when she retired from cycling after she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer, laws was treated with chemotherapy but sadly died today December 16.
Cervelo Cycling paid tributes to Laws on Facebook saying “The thoughts of everyone at Cervélo are with the friends and family of Sharon Laws today. A talented rider, a proud champion, and a beautiful person”