Biography & Racing Picture History


I am a full time U23 road racer from Dumbarton. My ambition is to become a top professional road rider and race for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games RR in Glasgow 2014.

I started racing bikes when I was 13 in 2005, after playing football before that. My Dad and Uncle were good racers in their time. And up until 2009, as a youth and Junior, I was mainly focused on mountain bike Cross Country. I was Scottish Junior Champion and got a podium at the British Junior MTB Championships racing for Rockhard MTB club. On the road, I was 4th on the last stage of the Junior Tour of Wales 2009 which finished on Tumble Mountain.

2010, first year U23, I won 4 Senior Road Races racing for the Glasgow Wheelers, as well as 27th in the 3 day Tour Doonhame Premier Calendar, 42 secs down on the winner.

The next year, racing for the Endura/Pedal Power Development Team, I got two 15th places at the Richmond and East Yorkshire Premier Calendar road races, getting into the winning break in the latter. I was 18th overall in the Tour Doonhame, winning the KOM up the Mennock pass on Stage 1.

In 2012, my season was split in two. The first half I raced for Herbalife LLB in which I got in the winning break in the raining hilly stage 3 of the Tour Doonhame coming 11th in Stage and overall GC.

I based myself in Igorre in the Basque region of Spain for the 2nd half of the season. I gained many top 10's in the Elite and U23 road races including 6th in a top elite race in Lakunza. I was in the break all day in Stage 2 in the tough 4 day Vuelta Valencia.

In 2013, I raced a full season in Spain. Basing myself in Zeanuri in the Basque Region of Spain racing for U23 team, Opel Ibaigane. I had a great season with the Team, with one of my best highlights was claim 2nd U23 in the tough Vuelta Valencia Elite Stage race in September.

2014 see's myself racing across Europe with new British Elite Team KTM road& based near Manchester. 

One of my biggest goals for this year is to earn a place in the Scotland Road team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this August. Giving it my all to help the team win a medal in front of the huge crowds in my home city would be awesome.

Racing Picture Blog

First podium Contin SXC in my mtb days , 2006, Glasgow United CC

Fort William SXC 2007

Girvin Crit 2007

Scottish Youth Crit Champs, Ingilston 2007

Dumfries CX, 2007

Fife Super Six, 2008, Rochard Racing MTB team

Junior Tour of Wales Stage 5, 2009, 4th place on Tumble Mountain Finish, Break all day

British Junior XC Champs 2009 in Innerleithan, bronze medal, final MTB race.

First road race win, David Campbell Super Six, 2010, Glasgow Wheelers CC

Winning the Giford Super Six, 2011, Endura/Power Development team

Tour Doonhame 2011, winning the Mennock PassKOM from Jack Bauer, 18th overall GC

Sam Walton Border Trophy National B RR 2011

British Champs Roll out, 2012, Team Herbalife Leisure Lakes 

Winning the Anderside Classic, National B, 2012

Lincoln GP 2012, 30th

Tour Doonhame Stage 3 2012, 11th overall and stage, winning break

At the finish of the stage with the break

Basque Racing, Spain 2012

Spain 2012

Egoibar RR Spain 2012, 8th, winning group 

Finish of Stage 2 in the 4 day Vuela Bidasoa, May 2013 in Irun, Spain. Had a heavy fall in a 4km tunnel. 

Climbing a 1st cat climb in the Vuelat Bidasoa 2013, Stage 4

Racing for Scotland at the An Post Ras 2013 in Ireland

In the break for 120km, on the day Stage of the Ras, Stage 8

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