Thursday, 18 July 2013

British Champ Rider Bio - The Johnston Brothers

They're a mountain biking double act, and both are as fast in their categories as each other! Harry took a 2nd place at the recent SXC series race at Cathkin Braes... Can he go one better at the British Championships on Sunday?? They are another part of the Team Thomsons Cycles riding based from their fantastic Paisley bikeshop. Thomsons also happen to be our amazing series sponsors here at the SXC, so as if you didn't need any more encouragement, make sure you cheer loudly for Harry for that fact! Harry is setting off on the gun at 9.30am on the Sunday morning and will be wearing the navy and white of Thomsons Cycles, as shown in the picture. No excuses not to give them a good old yell and scream and shout as they go past - usually at warp speed!

Good luck Boys, GO! GO! GO!!

Older brother Harry...

Name: Harry Johnston

Team: Team Thomsons Cycles

Category: Youth

Bike: Ridley Ignite 29er Team in Thomsons colours

Aim: The win!

Result: 3rd at BXC Rd 3 at Hopton Woods

First race: Scottish Schools Triathlon Champs in Stirling, 2008

Favourite trail: Berm Baby Berm, Glentress

Best thing about being an MTBer: Not being a roadie!

Little known fact about yourself:  I used to be a competitive swimmer, then triathlete and finally Mtber.

Younger brother Jamie...

Race category: I race up a category to Juvenile from the under-12's race so do both

Club/Team: Team Thomsons Cycles

Bike: Merida 0-Nine custom

Aim for the Cathkin National Champs: Win the Under-12s race

Best result of 2013 so far: 5th in Juvenile at Cathkin Braes

Where/when was your first ever race: Kirroughtree SXC in 2009

Favourite Scottish MTB trail: The climb to the Buzzard's Nest car park at Glentress

Best things about being a MTB'er: MTBers have the nicest bikes! Especially Meridas...

Little known fact about yourself: When I was six, MBUK published a photo of me in the magazine!

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