Ian Wilkinson - Direct Nutrition

Ian Wilkinson

2015 Sponsored Athlete

Age: 35

Twitter: @Wilks_Racing


What inspired you to start cycling? Just happened upon mountain bike riding when riding with some school mates.

Favourite place to ride and why? Lancashire and Yorkshire because it’s got everything, when the weather is nice that is!

Favourite post-ride meal? Diet water and an apple pip to suck on.

What are your favourite Direct Nutrition products? I just love the recovery drink.

What is it about the Direct Nutrition products that you like? It’s sometimes hard to get the right nutrition in straight after a hard effort but the Direct Nutrition products makes it easy because they are so tasty!

What is your advice to anyone who wants to become a professional racer? You better win some races or put out some incredible gigawatts!

Who is your cycling hero? John Tomac.

Do you have a nickname? If so what is it and why is it that? Superman because I make like a superman on me push bike to entertain the crowds.

How do you take your coffee? Latte, flat white, espresso etc... Hot and I mean hot, black and medio length.

Favourite music? Into Bobby Womack at the moment.

Favourite film? Last Vegas.

Favourite race and why? The one with the biggest prize pot.

What has been your proudest moment on the bike? Leading the World Mountain Bike Relay Championship in Fort Bill. Goose bumps from the crowd cheers. 

What was your first bike? Raleigh Marauder 18spd! 

Have you got a secret skill or party-piece? If so what is it? I could build you a house from start to finish if you wanted.

What would your go to karaoke song be? The Pogues, Fairytale of New York.

Most embarrassing moment on your bike? Not had one.

If you weren't a cyclist what would you be doing instead? Builder.

What is the one thing in the world you couldn't live without? Tomato ketchup.

If you could have one super power what would it be? Teleportation.

Would you rather have more time or more money? Money.