Becky North (née James) is a Welsh former professional cyclist specialising in track cycling. She was the 2013 world sprint and keirin champion, and a double silver medallist in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
She attended King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny and started her cycling career at the Abergavenny Road Club. After being spotted by the Welsh Talent Team, she became a member of British Cycling's Olympic Podium Programme. She cycled for Wales and the Great Britain Cycling Team.
In July 2009, she won the gold medal in both the sprint and 500-metre time trial events and the silver in the keirin at the European Track Championships. A month later, she won the keirin and sprint at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, and a silver in the 500-metre time trial, as well as setting a new world record for the flying 200 metres.
Later in 2009, she won the Daily Telegraph-Aviva Sport Matters Female Pupil of the Year award.
In 2010, at the XIX Commonwealth Games, she represented Wales and won the bronze medal in the 500m TT Track race and a silver medal in the Sprint Track race. She was nominated for the 2010 BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year but was pipped at the post by Gareth Bale.
She was selected for British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme but was then fast-tracked for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
At the 2013 UCI Championships, she beat Germany's Kristina Vogel 2–1 in the final of the world sprint championship to win her first world gold medal.
She was due to represent Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014, but was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won silver medals in both the keirin and the Sprint.
In August 2017, she announced her retirement from cycling to set up a baking business.
In June 2019, she married her long-term partner, the Welsh international rugby union player George North. In May 2020, the couple announced the birth of their son Jac and in October 2021, the birth of their son Tomi.