The 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive is being organised by a team of skiers, cyclists, triathletes and runners primarily from Glasgow.
Stand up comedian Alan Anderson is a keen (but rubbish) triathlete and skier. Over the years, thanks to his regular event announcer duties at Scottish and British Triathlon Championships, his not so dulcet tones have become familiar to the Scottish Triathlon scene . Alan has performed a similar role at events ranging from TweedLove Cycling Festival to Edinburgh’s Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. In 2013 Alan joined cycling legend Hugh Porter, to commentate in front of 20,000 people, for British Cycling’s National Road Race Championships in Stewarton and Glasgow. For Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Alan did the event announcing for the Triathlon and Road Cycling events.
On the bike Alan has completed L’Etape Du Tour, Marmotte and Velo Adelaide, as well as many UK sportives. Slow at going uphill, sadly Alan’s obsessive and near suicidal Strava bagging for downhill KOMs, on skis and bike, have been brought to a halt last year following an ankle injury whilst skiing – hence the inspiration for setting up the 3 Pistes Cycle.
A member of Glasgow Green Cycle Club, Mark’s skills as Director of Despatch for Glasgow florists Flowers By Suzi Liu are being put to good use organising our transport needs.
There is a nice wee team of other Glasgow triathlon, skiing and cycling types who have yet to give us biogs they (or we) approve of. Let’s just say we have a lovely lady from the world of triathlon advising on safety issues. We don’t mess with her because she’s the person that gave Johnny Brownlee his 15sec penalty in the Olympics. There’s also a hard core extreme triathlete who organises a rather tough muddy run round Glasgow and races bikes in Norway. There’s also a nice journalist from the Sunday Mail who’s helping with our PR stuff. Plus friends and colleagues chipping in and advising where they can.
The most important people who will make this a success though are you the cyclists. If you put the hurt in between now and 31st May then the training will make it a truly memorable day.