Tim Bardgett

Age : 34

Category: Senior -Sport

Lives : Redruth with Children, Girlfriend and Basset hound/beagle

Job : National Sales Manager

Type of racing/riding: XC Mountain Biking

Favourite ride: Wheal Maid – Redruth -National XC Course

Favourite Food : Pizza with Wine!

Training music: Any house/dance music all the way through to Pearl Jam.

Cycling hero : The legend that is John Tomac ( Jonny T)

Current Ride: Rocky Mountain Vertex 970 RSL

Favourite cycling kit- love a gilet!

First Race : Lands End Classic 1993 – 3rd Place

Last Race : South West XC Series Round 2 - 14Th June 2015  (12th Place)


Making a return to racing after a long break ...


I started mountain bike racing at the age of 13 , Bike Chain supported me back in 1994/95 ( age 14-15) to get to the top of the regional mountain bike series. The shop supported me in conjunction with DBR ( Diamond Back Racing) who had a grass roots sponsorship program. Back then I rode a Carbon Fibre Diamond Back Vertex .Now nearly 20 years on and I’m still riding a Carbon fibre Vertex ( This time a Rocky Mountain) Bike chain was obviously ahead of its time! My aim for the coming season is to return to the South West XC Series and a couple of selected rounds of the National XC Series. Most of all I’m looking forward to representing the shop where my passion for cycling all started - BCR!