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Who is Barrie Clarke, what has he done?

Cycling Career Highlights:

British Mountain Bike Champion 1995 1996 1998
British Mountain Bike Championships - silver medal 2003 2002 2001
British Cyclo-Cross Champion 1995 1997
Seven times British National Trophy Cyclo-Cross Series Winner
National MTB Points Series - winner 2002
Commonwealth Games 2002 - Manchester - mtb 6th place
MTB Tour of Spain 1995 - winner
MTB Tour of Britain 1996 - second place

Road Racing
Girvin Premier Calendar 2003- winner KOM
Ruban Granitier 2002 - Final stage winner - 7th overall
Milk Race 1989 - King of Mountains - winner
Tour of Normandy 1989 - King of Mountains - winner
Tour of Willamette USA 2000 - Sprints competition - winner
Tour of Willamette USA 2000 - King of Mountains - second place



Background
Barrie started racing cyclo-cross at the age of 14, this was long before mountain biking had arrived. Since then he has won both the National Cyclo-Cross & Mountain Bike Championships and has represented Great Britain at the World Cyclo-Cross & Mountain Bike Championships many times. Barrie is also an accomplished road rider. As a member of the national team, he won the "King of the Mountains" title in the British Milk Race. The following year mountain biking was taking off in Britain. Having competed in a few mountain bike events that year and having started cycling from an off-road background - mountain biking became Barrie's number one discipline. Due to the priorities of his British based sponsor, the majority of his racing has been in Britain. But on a limited international schedule, Barrie has achieved some notable results as listed below, with many top 10 results in the World Cup series. Barrie won the Mountain Bike Tour of Spain in 1995 and finished second to Rune Hoydahl in the 1996 Tour of Britain.Since then he has been one of the riders to beat in domestic racing. He missed out on Olympic selection in 2000 due to a serious injury to his wrist. In 2002 he was selected for Team England for the Manchester Commonwealth Games where in front of a huge (+50,000) crowd finished a credible 6th. 2003 saw Barrie still one of the men to beat at home. He finished 3rd in the National cross-country mountain bike series, second in the National Championships and a close second in the National Cyclo-cross series.


2004 Giant Racing
The Giant team won the National Team title at the cyclo-cross Championships in January. We dominated the Enduro 6 by winning most categories. Our experience helped us win Mountain Mayhem 24 hour race. I was in the winning pair in the new Trek  6-4-2 series. This year I have been working more and my cycling has suffered on occasions, but I have a completely renovated house now to live in the the Lakes. A hernia operation in October prevented my from racing cyclo-cross.



Other Interests
Barrie lives in the Lake District now and is keen on many outdoor pursuits. He enjoys walking, biking and taking pictures in the hills.

In November 2000 Barrie was invited to Nepal for an international mountain bike race, he won the race then went trekking in the Annapurna Himalayan range for ten days. With living in the Lake District and having an interest in the hills, walking has formed part of his winter training (see picture gallery).



Racing Results - BARRIE CLARKE
 

2004 Giant Racing
Winners of Saab Salomon 24 hour race
Gold medal - Trek 6-4-2 6 hour pairs
Gold medal -National Cyclo-cross Team title
3rd Cristalp Switzerland 35-40
9th National mtb championships - Fort William
9th National cyclo-cross championships - Sutton Coldfield
 

2003 Giant Racing
Silver medal - National MTB Championships
Bronze medal - National Cyclo-cross Championships
Silver medal - National Trophy Series
Bronze medal - MTB National Points Series
Winners of Saab Salomon 24 hour race
2nd, NPS Catton Hall
2nd, National Trophy Cross - Ipswich
Winner, KOM Girvin Premier Road stage race
 

2002 Helly Hansen - Giant
MTB National Points Series winner First Time!
Commonwealth Games Manchester - 6th mtb race
Ruban Granitier - French road race - final stage winner
Silver medal - National MTB Championships
2nd , 24 hour Red Bull Challenge
National Trophy Cross - Mallory Park -winner
NPS mtb Thetford - winner
NPS mtb Catton Hall - winner
National Cyclo-Cross Series 2000-01 - winner overall
5th National Cyclo-Cross Championships
 


2001Diamondback
2nd British Mountain Bike Championships
4th National Cyclo-Cross Championships
2nd Overall, British Mountain Bike Series
1st British Mountain Bike Series, round one
2nd , 24 hour Red Bull Challenge


2000 Raleigh
1st RAV4 British Mountain Bike Series, round one
3rd British Mountain Bike Championships
12th European Mountain Bike Championships - Holland
Winner, British Cyclo-Cross Series
2nd National Cyclo-Cross Championships
3rd , 24 hour Red Bull Challenge
British Mountain Bike Ranking - 2nd (Jul '00)
British Cyclo-Cross Ranking - 2nd (Jul '00)


1999 Raleigh
2nd Overall, RAV4 British Mountain Bike Series
Winner, British Cyclo-Cross Series
3rd National Cyclo-Cross Championships
Winner, 24 hour Red Bull Challenge
16th Grundig World Cup, St Wendal, Germany
British Mountain Bike Ranking - 2nd (Dec '99)
British Cyclo-Cross Ranking - 2nd (Dec '99)


1998 Raleigh
National Mountain Bike Champion
Winner, British Cyclo-Cross Series
2nd National Cyclo-Cross Championships
Prutour - overall 28th
Winner, 24 hour Red Bull Challenge
12th Grundig World Cup, Budapest, Hungary
20th Grundig World Cup, Napa Valley, California
20th Grundig World Cup, St. Wendal, Germany
British Mountain Bike Ranking - 2nd (Dec '98)
British Cyclo-Cross Ranking - 2nd (Dec '98)


1997 Raleigh
National Cyclo-Cross Champion
2nd Overall, National Mountain Bike Series
1st National Mountain Bike Series - Ludlow
10th Grundig World Cup, Budapest, Hungary
22nd World Mountain Bike Championships, Chateau D'Oex, Switzerland
Winner, British Cyclo-Cross Series
British Mountain Bike Ranking - 3rd (Dec '97)
British Cyclo-Cross Ranking - 1st (Dec '97)


1996 Raleigh
British National Mountain Bike Champion
2nd Overall, Mountain Bike Tour of Britain
3rd Overall, British Mountain Bike Series
17th Grundig World Cup, Houffalise, Belgium
21st Grundig World Cup, Helen, USA
2nd British National Cyclo-Cross Championship
Winner, British Cyclo-Cross Series
British Mountain Bike Ranking - 4th (Sept '96)
British Cyclo-Cross Ranking - 1st (Sept '96)


1995 Raleigh
British National Mountain Bike Champion
British Cyclo-Cross Champion
Winner, Mountain Bike Tour of Spain
Two stage wins, Mountain Bike Tour of Spain
5th Overall, Tour de France VTT
5th Grundig World Cup, Budapest, Hungary
13th World Mountain Bike Championships, Kirchzarten, Germany


1994 Raleigh
4th Grundig World Cup, Elba, Italy
5th Grundig World Cup, Houffalise, Belgium
7th Grundig World Cup, Madrid, Spain
11th Grundig World Cup, Mt. St. Anne, Canada
11th Grundig World Cup, Lenzerheide, Switzerland


1993 Raleigh
5th Grundig World Cup, Barcelona, Spain
6th Grundig World Cup, Bassano, Italy
10th World Mountain Bike Championships, Metabief, France
Two wins, British Mountain Bike Series
British National Uphill Champion


1992 Raleigh
3rd Grundig World Cup, Klosters, Switzerland
7th Grundig World Cup, Houffalise, Belgium
Kellogg's Tour - finisher
British National Uphill Champion
 

1991 Raleigh
British National Uphill Champion
1st Man vs Horse (beating horse!)
2nd
British National Downhill Championship
4th British National Mountain Bike XC Championship
4th British National Mountain Bike Series overall
Kellogg's Tour - 19th Overall
NEMBA series - two wins & 2nd overall
7th Grundig Challenge Cup - Aviemore
Scottish Provident TV Crits - three top 10 finished inc. 3rd Bradford
13th European Mountain Bike Champs - La Bourboule, France

 

1990 Raleigh
NEMBA series - winner overall
3rd MBC series overall
8th National Crit Championships
6th Grundig World Cup - Houffalise Belgium
1st Moore Large Classic
1st King of Sprints - Leeds City Centre TV event
3rd Malvern Hills Classic
 

1989 Wembley Road Club
Milk Race KOM winner
Tour of Normandy KOM winner
Tour of Lancs KOM winner
4th MBC National Series Dalby Forest
 




It is all a bit of a blur, I will have to check results!


 

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