24th June 2016 back to news

Rising Star: Callum's Blog

Rising Star: Callum's Blog 

Hello everyone at Graham and Sibbald, it’s finally official. I have been selected to represent Team Great Britain at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games! I have been selected alongside current Olympic Champions Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes. It certainly wasn't an easy team to break into! 

I’ve known for a few days now and it is great to be able to share this news with you. As you know it hasn't been easy to get to this point. There have been ups and downs but overall we have been building our momentum towards these games. I truly believe the best it yet to come. 

Only the Team Sprint has been finalised so far, as it stands I’ll be riding in Chris Hoy’s old position in Man 3. I’m also confident of gaining selection in the individual events. Overall I hope to be competing and medal competitive in three events!

I’m currently in Valencia, Spain at the moment. We are getting in some good quality training and acclimatising to the heat that we should expect in Rio. From there we are back in Manchester for a few weeks then we are away until the games, first in a holding camp in Newport, Wales then to the Olympic Village in Rio. 

Finally I’d like to thank all of you at Graham and Sibbald. Your support over the last two years has been instrumental in progressing my career to this point. I will make sure that I come into the office after the games to catch up with you, hopefully with a medal around my neck! 

Best Wishes