Name: Gareth Montgomerie
Primary Club: GT Muc Off Racing - www.gtmuc-offracing.com
Now into my 13th year as an Elite MTB rider and 3rd season with the domestic MTB team GT Muc Off Racing. I have a firm focus on qualifying for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Outside of racing I work with a guiding company (www.GPM10.com) in Mallorca, the French Alps and Pyrenees.
Career Highlights to date:
1st British National Points Series 2008
2nd Rd 5 BMBS 2012
3rd RedBull Hillchasers 2012 & 2013
5th Rd 3 BMBS 2012
1st 2011/12 Scottish CX Championships
13th Commonwealth Games XCO 2006 – Melbourne
Who Inspires you and why:
I’m still inspired by the riders that I grew up watching at the 1991/2 world cup in Strathpeffer. Riders like David Baker, Barrie Clarke, John Tomac, Nick Craig and Thomas Frischknecht.
How do you celebrate/relax after a big event:
There isn’t normally much time immediately post event to celebrate or relax due to travel. Once home and sorted a meal out with friends is the norm.
You can follow Gareth on twitter: @gmontgomerie