Racing Team Rider Profile: Paul Campbell

Paul Cambell

  • Name: Paul Campbell
  • DOB: In the seventies!
  • Height: 6′ 0″ (184cm)
  • Racing Weight: 12st 0lbs (76kg)
  • Speciality: Anything except TTs!

And you are:

A long-time, on/off member of HTRC, having ridden road bikes as a junior before getting into mountain biking and then back into road riding. I have just returned from 3 years living, working, riding and road racing in Florida.

Bikes you currently ride:

  • Specialized

Average miles covered in a week:

  • 100

Goals for this season:

  • Get some strong road race and crit results in BC, TLI and LVRC events

Favourite Rider:

  • Peter Sagan

Best place you’ve ever ridden:

  • The Colorado Rockies
  • French Alps

Favourite thing about cycling:

The freedom and the relaxation of riding as well as the rivalry of racing and training.

Most embarrassing moment on a bike:

Only the ‘falling over sideways at traffic lights on my first outing with clipless pedals’ that most of us have experienced.

Memorable achievements:

Only small achievements, but happy memories:

  • Bronze medal at the National Student Mountain Bike championships (and a gold medal for the University team) back in the ‘90s.
  • Representing Great Britain (or at least that’s what the locals thought!) at a 4 day mountain bike race ‘Rallye Des Alpes’ in the French Alps – again back in the ‘90s.
  • BC 3rd cat licence.
  • USA Cycling 3rd cat licence.

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