Emma Borthwick: ERC Junior 2016

Name: Emma Borthwick

ERC Squad Role: Rider

Weight: 71kg

Bike: Scott Foil 15

Interests Outside of Cycling: Photography, watching sports especially biathlon,

Sporting Heroes: Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Mathieu Van Der Poel, Ellen Van Dijk

Non Sporting Heroes: Stephen Hawking, Adam Hills

Favourite Bike Ride: Switch back climb up lluc in Mallorca or riding Santa Cross in Mull


Stuart Paterson: ERC Junior 2016

Name: Stuart Paterson
ERC Squad Role: Rider
Weight: 57kg
Bike: Felt AR4
Interests outside cycling: I enjoy watching Rugby and listening to music
Sporting Heroes:
– Current Participating- David Weir (Paralympic Athlete)
-From the past- Graham Obree
Non Sporting Hero
-Jonah Hill Feldstein ( Actor)

Favorite Ride on the bike
My favorite ride has to be when i was in France for the LE TOUR DE FRANCE. We set of in the glorious sunshine on the south side of the Col Du Glandon climb from a village called Allemond. We went up along side the Barrage dam and watched the race at the top of the climb with a baguette and a cold can of coke before descending down in torrential rain. The ride was then finished off with a sprint for the Welcome to Allemond sign post and a quick cafe stop to see the end of the stage.

Calum Johnston: ERC Junior 2016

Name : Calum Johnston
ERC Squad Role : Rider
Weight : 51kg

Bike : Yoeleo
Interests Outside of Cycling : Running, tennis, table tennis, badminton, cooking

Sporting Heroes : Alex Dowsett, Estaban Chavez, Danilo di luca, Usain Bolt, Grrame Obree and my dad

Non Sporting Heroes : Steve Martin, Kanye West , Jim Parsons and Giovanni Pinarello

Favourite Ride : It must of been 30°c in Bassano del grappa where Monte Grappa is based. 25km with an average gradient of 7% with a max of 20%. Me and my dad highered out 2 Pinarello’s and off we went. Lost track of the numerous hairpins. It took me 1hr 30 mins to get to the top and the views were breath taking. We visited the war monument at the top. The ride back down was amazing!!!

Eleanor Strathdee ERC Junior 2016

ERC Squad Role: Rider
Weight: 45kg

Bike: Cervelo S1 & Ridley X-Fire

Interests outside Cycling: Music, Chemistry, Baking….

Sporting Heroes:
-Currently Participating: Lynsey Sharp and Laura Muir (athletics)
-From the Past: Greg LeMond
-Cycling: Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, Marianne Vos and Helen Wyman
Non-Sporting Heroes: 5 Seconds of Summer
Favourite Ride on a Bike:
Mull SantaCross…. smile emoticon dressing up, singing, holding hands, mud, snow, rain, wind… great fun!

Jarlath Flynn ERC Junior Coach 2016

ERC Squad Role: Coach

Weight 70KG

BIKE: Planet-X RT57

Photography, Whiskey and Ales, pretty much all sports, Film and Natural History

Currently Participating: Steph Curry(basketball)
From the past : Zidane ( football)
Cycling : Andy Hampsten(Team seven-eleven)

David Attenborough

Your Favourite ride on a bike

Mine has to be a ride from San Sebastian where we left in glorious sunshine on our top of the range Obrea bikes . We cruised along the coast and stopped for lunch watching surfers do their thing. Next it was in land through amazing rolling country side then it was over some big hills through an epic thunder storm to get back to San Sebastian.

Calum Kennedy ERC Junior 2016


12107771_969350049803604_8079991241567573532_n (1)Name: Calum Kennedy
ERC squad role: rider
Weight: 66kg

Bike: Giant TCR Advanced 1

Interests outside of cycling: watching sport, politics, listening to music

Sporting Heroes:
Current – Alberto Contador, Greg Van Avermaet, Therese Johaug
Past – Fausto Coppi, Muhammad Ali, Brian O’Driscoll
Non-sporting Hero: Malala Yousafzai

Favourite Ride: A few days before heading to the Junior Tour of Ireland we met up for a squad ride around the borders. Amazing weather, company and scenery, loads of climbing and my only century ride to date (I ended up riding round and round my block to get up to 100 miles).


Joe Agnew ERC Junior 2016

Name: Joe Agnew

ERC Squad Role: Rider

Weight: 58kg

Bike: Specialized Tarmac Pro

Interests Outside of Cycling: Big fan of Star Wars, music, reading

Sporting Heroes: Bradley Wiggins, Philippe Gilbert, Mo Farah, Steven Gerrard, Alberto Contador, Michal Kwiatkowski

Non Sporting Heroes: All members of Queen, my mum and dad

Favourite Bike Ride: Stow Hill Climb, riding up the steep and dark hill to come out into the sunshine at the top, being able to see over all the Borders