Name: Stuart Wilcox
Primary Club: Scott UK
Born and bred in Edinburgh, now at University in Glasgow. I've been racing for the past 6 years and 2013 will be my 2nd year riding for Scott UK. Cycling is my passion and I'm looking to progress this year and who knows, maybe one day fulfil my dream of becoming a professional cyclist.
Career Highlights to date:
British XC Champion 2009 & 2011
Scottish XC Champion 2009
Scottish XC Series Champion 2009 & 2010
Scottish Cyclocross Champion 2011 & 2013
Scottish Downhill Champion 2011
Who inspires you and why:
I find myself inspired by cyclists from all disciplines and races, whether that be the Tour de France or mountain bike World Cups. Coming from a downhill background I've always looked up to riders like Steve Peat and Sam Hill, and ever since I started riding I've tried to emulate them, admittedly not quite as successfully!
How do you celebrate/relax after a big event:
It's always nice to get home and be able to indulge in the smaller things that you sometimes miss out on when preparing for a big race, like spending a bit more time with family or having one of those cakes you've been eyeing up for a while. It tends to be nice to have the pressure taken off for a little while, and a night out with friends always tends to go down well!