‘Who was Diana Cooke’?
Diana was a keen member of Coventry CC through her teenage years and up to her untimely death. An ever present face on Club Runs and at Social Events, often participating in Club Time Trials. A very popular young lady amongst her peers; she was acting Editor of the Club’s magazine ‘The Milestone’. To date, no one else has shared her success at cajoling articles for the magazine from the other members, (women’s power).
During that period the Cooke’s were a cycling family, Diana was the younger sister of Chris and Tony, both prominent racing members of the C’s. Diana’s unfortunate death came in 1983 at the tender age of 22, leaving her sadly missed by her many friends in the cycling fraternity. Were she still alive, Diana would be an Aunt to Nicole Cooke the Women’s World Road Race Champion in 2003 & 2006, winner of the Women’s Tours of France, Italy & Germany in 2006 and UCI ranked No.1 Women in the World in 2007. The highlight of her career to date obviously being her Olympic & World Championships in 2008.