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#StaffSaturday Jack Hinton

Tiso, Alpine and Blues staff are experts in their own fields. This comes from experience and a love of what they do, whether that be hill walking, running trails, rock climbing, or spending time on the water. Each Saturday we will be highlighting a different member of staff and talking to them about their outdoor journey. This week we're chatting to Jack Hinton, a cycling fan who is new to the team, loves riding in the Tweed Valley, and makes a mean prawn chorizo linguini!

Which store do you work in and for how long?

Work on the buying team for Alpine and Blues as the admin assistant, been here a month now!

What were you doing before joining Alpine Bikes?

Before joining Alpine I was working at Evans Cycles over in Glasgow, at the Braehead.

What bikes do you have in your shed just now?

I currently have a Trek Slash 8 29 and a Pinnacle Arkose D3 gravel/ road bike. I ride the Slash as it's a good all rounder, can ride XC loops on it or the uplifted Downhill trails at Innerleithen. I am racing it at the Vallelujah, the first round of the British Enduro series at glentress in a few weeks!

How do you spend your time outside of work?

I like to spend my time out of work cycling as much as I can, out with that listening to music and cooking. I love making a prawn chorizo linguini dish - probably my signature dish if I had to choose!

What's been your most challenging moment whilst cycling?

My most challenging moment cycling was probably riding between Edinburgh and Glasgow with a block headwind the whole way, probably my least favorite ride I have ever done!

What’s on your adventure bucket list?

Top of the adventure bucket list is definitely New Zealand, followed closely by Japan. New Zealand would be for riding - I'd be headed to Christchurch as it's got a massively growing MTB crowd. Japan would be for travelling/the food culture rather than riding.

Where is your favourite place in Scotland to ride?

I love riding in the Tweed Valley, or up north around Laggan and Fort William.

Is there an activity you're really keen to try?

I have always been keen to try sky diving.

See more from Jack over on Instagram:

@jhinton95

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