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John Archibald – Scottish 25 Mile Time Trial Champion 2016

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John Archibald
John Archibald.

They’re everywhere, those Archibalds.

We’ve no sooner finished congratulating Katie on bringing home gold from Rio than brother John pops up and grabs the Scottish “25” Mile Time Trial title.

Here’s what the most improved man in Scottish cycling had to say to VeloVeritas the day after his fine win where he relegated “50” and “100” champion, Jon Entwistle into silver medal spot by 25 seconds recording 50:03 to take gold.

How and when did you get into cycling?

“I was introduced to road bikes by my dad and cycling used to be a summertime hobby.

“Maybe a week of hire bikes in France, or an impromptu hammering up the Crow Road. However, I only started cycling consistently when I began commuting to work in 2012.

“It satisfied the ‘itch&#