Breaking News: British Mountain Bike Place At Rio Announced

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In a further twist to the tale of the selection of British riders for Rio, a last minute addition to the British squad has been announced, and (hurrah!) it’s a mountain biker. Grant Ferguson has been confirmed as the final rider on the British team as a result of an appeals process. It’s apparent from the British Cycling press release that there were two other riders in the appeal process who weren’t successful – but whether they were from a different discipline we don’t know.

Grant Ferguson takes the corner after the decisive drop
Grant Ferguson competing this year in BMBS

We’ll do some digging and let you know if we find out more, but for now let’s be glad that we’ll have at least one British rider to cheer for on the mountain bike course in Rio.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

Hannah likes all bikes, but especially unusual ones. If it’s a bit odd, or a bit niche, or made of metal, she’s probably going to get excited. If it gets her down some steep stuff, all the better. She’ll give most things a go once, she tries not to say no to anything on a bike, unless she really thinks it’s going to hurt. She’s pretty good with steri-strips.

More than bikes, Hannah likes what bikes do. She thinks that they link people and places; that cycling creates a connection between us and our environment; bikes create communities; deliver freedom; bring joy; and improve fitness. They're environmentally friendly and create friendly environments.

Hannah tries to write about all these things in the hope that others might discover the joy of bikes too.

Comments (3)

    As long as BCF don’t find out and sabotage the whole thing 😉

    As that man May would say “GOOD NEWS!”

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