James McCallum (cyclist)
James McCallum (born 27 April 1979 in Uddingston/Bellshill, Glasgow) is a Scottish former racing cyclist who last rode for the NFTO Pro Cycling squad. He represented Scotland in the Team Pursuit, Points & Scratch Races at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, and again in 2006 in Melbourne in the Scratch, Points & Road Races, winning a bronze medal in the Scratch race.
McCallum in 2015
|Full name||James McCallum|
|Nickname||Jimmy Mac, The King of Scotland|
27 April 1979 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Current team||ONE Pro Cycling|
|Discipline||Track and road|
|?||City of Edinburgh RC|
|2007–2008||Plowman Craven-Evans Cycles|
|2014||NFTO Pro Cycling|
|Jan 2015-Aug 2015||Neon Velo|
|Aug 2015-||ONE Pro Cycling|
| Commonwealth Games
Until 2007, between racing and training, McCallum worked night shifts as a nurse. He is currently the Scottish Cycling Coordinator, combining the job with his racing and training, working to promote cycling in Scotland. McCallum's Grandfather was a cyclist before him, but McCallum dabbled in many sports before settling on cycling, at one point he was a gymnast.
He recently joined the Champions in Schools projects that helps to inspire Scotland's youth to follow a pathway to good health and sport. James now runs his own coaching consultancy - Mach 10 training systems. Among the riders he has coached is British National Circuit Race Champion Eileen Roe.
McCallum announced that he would be retiring from the sport after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. After retiring from racing he became directeur sportif and general manager of the Neon Velo cycling team in 2015. In August 2015 he announced that he was joining ONE Pro Cycling as a coach and directeur sportif with immediate effect.
In 2016, McCallum broke Mark Beaumont's record for riding the north coast 500, a 516 mile tourist route circumnavigating the top of Scotland, completing the distance in under 31 hours, with 28 hours 57 minutes spent in the saddle. The ride raised funds for Thrombosis UK in memory of his Sister in Law Charlene Doolan.
- 1st Scottish National Track Championships, Kilo
- 3rd British National Track Championships, Team Pursuit (with Richard Chapman, David Lowe & Ross Muir)
- 3rd Scratch Race (20km), Commonwealth Games
- 1st British National Circuit Race Championships
- 1st Smithfield Nocturne
- 2nd British National Derny Championships
- 3rd Scottish National Circuit Race Championships
- 1st Scottish National Road Race Championships
- 2nd Wales Open Criterium
- 3rd Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic
- 3rd Scottish National Road Race Championships
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- Statistics on sportscotland.org.uk
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- Commonwealth Games Official website
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- McCallum triumphs in British Championship Gerry McManus 20 June 2007
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- "NC500 Non-stop www.rideforcharlene.com to support and donate. - Jimmy Mac M.'s 831.4 km bike ride". Strava. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
- Scotland National Track Championships cyclingnews.com 22 July 2001
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- "Wales Open Criterium". British Cycling. Retrieved 12 June 2014.
- "Blain wins wet and wild Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
- Hazlett, Janette (29 May 2013). "Scottish Road Race Championships". British Cycling. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
- "Scottish National Road Race Championships 2014". British Cycling. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
- Renton, Colin (9 June 2014). "James McCallum continues fine form ahead of Games". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 18 June 2014.