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.
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.
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.
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.