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Name: Rab Wardell                                                                   

Primary Club: Trek Factory Racing


Originally from Dunfermline and now living in Glasgow.

Scotland and GB representative in Mountain Bike XC.

Competing in British Cycling Cross Country Series and UCI World Cup events.

Aiming for Glasgow 2014 and beyond.

Career Highlights to date

6th in the British Cycling XC Rankings 2012

16th overall Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge

Stage Winner La Transmaurienne (France) 2005, 3rd Overall

Scottish Championship Medalist in 4 disciplines (XC, Cyclocross, Criterium and Team Time Trial)

British XC Championships Bronze Medal

2006 Commonwealth Games Scotland Team Member (MTB XC and Road)

Who inspires you and why

I’m inspired by riders from different disciplines and cycling. Steve Peat and Nick Craig are two mountain bikers who have inspired me since I was a teenager.

How do you celebrate/relax after a big event

There’s not often a lot of time to relax after a Sunday race, especially once I’ve arrived home and carted all my gear up to my tenement flat! The best way to relax is to spend some time with friends and go riding bikes for fun, do some trail riding or jumps. Have good food and drinks and some good music.

Credit: Chipps Chippendale