Rider Profile - Gareth Montgomerie

 Rider Profile

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