Low Profile - Ian Adams

A fairly new recruit to our sport, Ian spills the beans on what makes him tick.

When and where were you born ?
Aberdeen Maternity hospital

When did you start cycling and what was your first club ?
2004, Joined Ythan about a year later.

What was your first race ?
Ythan APR 2004, got dropped after about 4 miles.

What was your first win ?
I won the sprint for the 40mph sign against Russ once, He didn’t know we were racing but a wins a win!

What was your last win ?
See above

What is your favourite food ?
Bread

What is your favourite drink ?
Belgian beers but most beers will do.

What was the first record you ever bought ?
”When the world knows your name” –Deacon Blue

And your favourite song ?
Superstition- Stevie Wonder

What were you like at school ?
Distinctly average

What kind of books do you read ?
Any modern classics and books about Cycling.

Do you have a favourite TV programme ?
My name is Earl

And your favourite film ?
Trainspotting

Which newspaper do you read ?
Guardian

What’s your ideal holiday destination ?
Anywhere outside Aberdeen

How do you relax ?
A long bike ride in the sun followed by a Barbeque and beers.

What is your greatest fear ?
Losing sight of what is important.

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad ?
Former fattie, GSOH seeks tolerant woman with basic bike maintenance skills.

What is your favourite training ride ?
Any one with the sun shining.

What is your best personal achievement ?
Completing the longer race in the Monike Duathlons, I hadn’t realised I could run as well as pedal.

What is the highlight of your life to date ?
Being up Mt Etna

Do you have time for hobbies ?
Not since cycling changed from a hobby to a sport.

Who would you like to play you in the film of your life ?
Brian Blessed

What is your most unpleasant characteristic ?
I swear far more than I should.

Who would you most like to meet ?
Fausto Coppi

What was your most embarrassing moment ?
Too many to mention!

Whats your ideal job ?
Pub Landlord

Who is your hero ?
Fabian Cancellara

Four words to describe yourself ?

Opinionated, loyal, perfectionist, Drunk

What is your motto?

I'll give it a go and find out"

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