dreams of becoming a world champion


At the age of 40, having raced mountain bikes for 25 years, its taken 20 of them for me to actually get any good at it. You could say I'm a slow learner.

The advent of the "Enduro" niche of mountain biking 5 years ago  has meant my "jack-of-all-trades" skills has propelled me from being an "also ran" in the more established disciplines of MTB,  to a 3 x Scottish champion in enduro racing, and finishing in the top 5 in elite ,in Scotland, against professional salaried riders half my age .

Working as a Firefighter i have the time to train hard. I have sponsors from Marin Bikes, Sixth Element, Flare Clothing and MSC Tires in the form of equipment. I'm not hard done by by any stretch of the imagination.

However I have a dream that I alone cannot afford to meet. I will be racing in the ENDURO WORLD SERIES  in 2019 in the master's age group. Despite saving for this for 4 years, I still don't have the funds to get me across the globe to see if I can be a world champion in my own right. I believe I can , but it  certainly won't be easy nor cheap.

The series involves 8 races around the globe.

New Zealand
Tasmania
Madeira
Italy
France
Canada
California
Switzerland

To stand a chance I need to do all 8 races.  This is a dream, filled with hopes, desires, fears and a crazy  training plan. Mentally  I am there, physically i am there,  do i have the skills..... we'll never know unless I actually conquer my fears and actually be there to prove it.

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any help you can give  from air miles, to accommodation, to finances would be incredible

instagram - @marinmike78
facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikEnduro

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Organizer

Michael Clyne 
Organizer
Kelty, Scotland, United Kingdom
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