winning scotland champions
At the young age of 11, Mark completed his first long-distance ride. He now holds the Guinness World Record for 18,000 miles round the world bike ride, and followed this with a 13,000 mile ride down the length of the Rockies and Andes.
Off the bike, he has ocean rowed through the high Arctic and survived after capsizing whilst rowing the Atlantic. A dedicated supporter of local charities, Mark became an Ambassador of Winning Scotland Foundation in 2016.
At the age of 11, Ruaridh fell in love with mountain biking when he first took a ride at Glentress, Peeblesshire.
After recovering from various injuries including two years’ out the game following knee surgery, he has many accolades to his name including 2007 Junior World Champions and more recently was Winner 2015 of Redbull Hardline, one of the toughest downhill mountain biking races in the world.
Following a career as a police officer in the Grampian police force, Fiona didn’t start formal cycling until the age of 26 when her husband encouraged her to give it a go.
She was introduced to tandem piloting after meeting visually impaired cyclists and won a silver medal at the Para-Cycling Track World Championships in 2011 after riding with her partner for just six weeks. Following a string of successes, she now trains as a full time athlete.
The most successful triathlete in Scottish history as well as the winner of the world and European duathlete and ironman titles, Catriona was awarded an MBE in 2015 for her services to sport and voluntary service in Scotland.
Catriona has had a huge impact on her sports in Scotland, through both personal successes and her hard work promoting all sports in Scotland through the media, with fellow athletes and to the public, as well as coaching and working with young people.
Charline discovered cycling after playing hockey at university and being told to use cycling to help with her cardio fitness. Inspired from televised track cycling, she decided to give it a go and hasn’t looked back since.
Breaking her back in January 2014 as a result of a crash ahead of her, Charline feared she would never cycle again. However, amazingly, through determination and hard work she was able to compete at Commonwealth Games later that year. Other accolades have followed her Commonwealth successes: winning silver in Delhi, winning numerous Scottish championships, and second place in the British National Road series.