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Name: Dave Henderson


In 2007, I borrowed a friend's bike and went to Glentress and I was immediately hooked! I raced in sport category in 2008 after a year of riding and racing, I moved to the Elite MTB category and found myself on a very steep learning curve! I joined GT Racing UK (now GT Muc-Off Racing UK) in 2011 and have ridden for them for the past two years. 2012 was an exciting year with my first British podium and racing in Europe, Canada and USA. I live with my girlfriend in Edinburgh. When I’m not racing or training, I work as a firefighter at Sighthill Station.

Career Highlights to date

·10th Andaluica Bike Race 2012 - 6 day pairs stage race

·3rd Round 4, British Mountain Biking Series 2012- first British Series podium!

·4th British Cross Country Championships 2010·2010 and 2011 Scottish MTB Champion

-60th Round 5 World Cup, Mont Sainte Anne, Canada 2012

·8th 2011 and 9th 2012 British Mountain Biking Series

Who inspires you and why

Muhammad Ali - a truly inspirational person, both in and out of ring.

How do you celebrate/relax after a big event

A meal out with my girlfriend - calzone is always a favourite. Although there is usually a long drive home followed by unpacking and washing bikes and kit.