Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He started n 2008.
|Why this sport?
||His mother cycles and originally he was a mountain biker but he decided to focus on road racing in 2008 saying that "folks have said to me my future is on the tarmac rather than mud".
|Club / Team
||Endura Racing: Bathgate, SCO
|Name of coach
||Creebz. (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
||Cooking. (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Silver Medal at British XC championships, 2009 Scottish Road Race Champion, 2009 Scottish Cyclo Cross Champion, Part of GB Olympic Academy for 3 years. (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||"My mum has always given me all the support I need to help me progress though my cycling career. When I was younger she was the British Ironman champion. Her determination for success and motivation was a big influence on me." (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Lance Armstrong has always been his favourite rider, his comeback performance showed his ability and determination. With riding off-road he cites Julian Absalon as he won four World and two Olympic titles. (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
||He lost the majority of the skin on his right-hand side when he crashed at top speed down a loose gravel fire road at the 2007 World Championships in Fort William. (enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
|Awards and honours
||He became the 2009 Scottish Road Race Champion marking the end of his first year road-racing (endurasport.com, 16 Sep 2010)
||He was previously a mountain biker having spent 4 years on the UK Mountain Bike Academy and 3 years on the Great Britain Olympic Academy and representing GB at World Cups, European and World Championships. (veloresults.co.uk, 28 Feb 2010,
braveheartcyclingfund.com, 16 Sep 2010)
||His mother, Maggie, represented Scotland in the World Triathlon Championships and is a former British champion. His brother, Hamish is also a cyclist. (Team Scotland Media Guide, 2010; enduraracing.com, 16 Sep 2010)
||Commonwealth Games in Delhi, ride well in the British U23 Road Race and defend his Scottish road race title Also to ride for the UCI Pro Tour Team and ride the Tour De France. To Win British Championships Medal Cross Country and Road Race Glasgow 2014. (braveheartcyclingfund.com, 16 Sep 2010, veloresults.co.uk, 28 Feb 2010).