‘Who was Diana Cooke’?
Diana was a keen Member of Coventry CC through her teenage years up until 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 ever achieved the same level of success in cajoling articles from the other Club Members for use in the magazine; (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. If she were 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 obviously being her Olympic & World Championships in 2008.