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John William Whittington

hometownBristol
age23
weight65-70Kg
height184cm

nicknameBigRing
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resthr43BPM
likesClimbing

History

John started racing in 2007, when he joined university. "I have always been competitive but my shy and reserved side prevented me from really getting involved with sports." Luckily, members of the university club raced and were very welcoming, offering the perfect stepping stone onto the racing scene.

Blowing the doors clean off at his first race, he developed the desire to rise up through the ranks. Earning his Elite licence within the minimum possible two years, and placing 4th U23 in only his second National Championships.

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Current and Future

Currently coached by Andy Wadsworth; an experienced and practiced World Cup racer himself, who trains a number of high level cyclists. They both know there is a lot of developing left to allow John's talent to fully shine, after a relatively late entry to high level sport.

His long term aim is to progress towards Rio 2016. Concentrating on the British National Series and a number of International races, including World Cups, along the way. As a student, he hopes to be selected for the 2011 World Student Games in China.

Please see the calendar section for an up to date view of his season.

Outside Cycling

Along with studying Mechanical Engineering at Bath University, John loves to cook; "It's a hobby which ties in nicely with my training since I really care about my nutrition." A keen interest in the arts and a newly found love for reading, are how he spends his rest days.

A very hands-on person, taking apart and fixing things from a young age, saying himself: "I will rarely get someone to do something for me, I'd rather work out or learn how to do something myself, normally because I think I can do it better!" A long history in computing, John designed and coded this website.

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National Ranking

3RD
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2013

  • Southern Road Race Champion

2012

  • Western CycloCross Champion
  • Bronze Southern CycloCross Championships
  • 11th National Series Rd 3 - Hopton Forest
  • 3rd Midlands Rd 2
  • Silver Red Bull Hill Chasers - Park Street, Bristol

2011

  • 4th Elite National Rankings
  • 8th National Championships (Senior) - Aske, North Yorkshire
  • South-West Regional and Series Champion
  • 1st South-West Rd 1 - Bodmin
  • 1st South-West Rd 2 - Newnham Park
  • 1st South-West Rd 4 - Woodbury Common
  • 1st South-West Rd 5 - Purdown (Regional Champs)
  • 6th Southern Champs
  • 12th National Series Rd 5 - Newnham Park
  • 17th (14th GBR) National Series Rd 3 - Wasing Park
  • 21st (13th GBR) National Series Rd 2 - Dalby Forest
  • 46th Olympic Test Event - Haleigh Farm
  • 115th UCI World Cup Rd 2 - Dalby Forest

2010

  • 11th National Series Rd 1 (3rd U23)
  • 16th National Series Rd 2 (4th U23)
  • 2nd Welsh Series Rd 3 Inc Welsh Champs
  • 1st South-West Series Rd 5

2009

  • 4th National Champs U23

British Universities

  • Full Blue, University of Bath - 2011
  • Individual Silver, MTB Champs - 2011, 2008
  • Team Gold, MTB Champs - 2011, 2010
  • Team Bronze CX Champs - 2008

Date

  • 25th March
  • 15th April
  • 22nd April
  • 13th May
  • 20th May
  • 27th May
  • 2nd June
  • 17th June
  • 15th July
  • 22nd July
  • 4th August
  • 26th August
  • 9th September
  • 7th October

Event

  • British MTB Series Rd 1 - Sherwood Pines, GBR
  • UCI World Cup Rd 2 - Houffalize, BEL
  • British MTB Series Rd 2 - Dalby Forest, GBR
  • Southern Champs - Wasing Park, GBR
  • UCI World Cup Rd 4 - La Bresse, FRA
  • British MTB Series Rd 3 - Eastridge, GBR
  • Belgium GP Rd 2 - Averbode, BEL
  • British MTB Series Rd 4 - Kirroughtree, GBR
  • British MTB Series Rd 5 - Landon Hills, GBR
  • British National Championships - Wasing, GBR
  • Belgium Cup Rd 5 - Boom, BEL
  • Int. MTB Bundeslegia - Lennestadt, GER
  • UCI Marathon Series - Obwalden, SUI
  • World Marathon Championships (Selection Dependant)

John frequently models for Robert Smith, the main photographer for Cycling Plus. He is in the magazine roughly every other month and has been on the cover a number of times. He also does some modelling for BikeRader.com

Available at various periods during the year; please contact John for any modelling enquires.

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John in the Media

Cycling Weekly Focus on CNP Orbea (Dec 1, 2011)

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Cycling Weekly on Red Bull Hill Climb (2nd Place)

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Online Articles

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