Heroes of the Future – The Brothers Johnston

The Brothers Johnston – Champion Cyclists

Helensburgh’s Harry, Charlie and Jamie Johnston are incredibly talented brothers who are being tipped to become future World Cycling Champions continuing Scotland’s proud tradition of producing world class cyclists such as Graeme Obree, Sir Chris Hoy and current female star Kate Archibald.

Harry Johnston, born in 1997, is the eldest brother, and despite spending most of 2013 season plagued with injury has still managed to secure a silver medal at the British MTB Championships, being beaten to the gold by less than one second! Fully recovered Harry currently leads the Scottish Cyclocross Championship and has been unbeaten so far after 4 rounds as well as currently undergoing Olympic Development Squad assessments.

Charlie Johnston, born in 2000, is the middle brother at 13 and also an accomplished rider and after a period away from the racing, is now firmly back in the saddle, with an autumn 2013 win at the Lomond Shores CX.
Jamie, born in 2003, is the youngest brother and has already won 4 U12 Scottish Titles MTB, Triathlon, Hillclimb and Cyclocross and the British U12 MTB championship. Jamie is proficient on both dirt and road tracks and is the 2013 West of Scotland Champion.

A special mention must be made of the support, dedication and guidance given to the boys by their father Derek, who travels over 25,000 miles per year throughout Europe ensuring the lads get to their races.

The boys are members of one of Scotland’s most successful cycling clubs – Team Thomsons.

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