#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.