From the flat-lands of North Down to the Peaks of the Sperrins, Scott Harkins journey has been remarkable.
Where are you from?
How long have you been cycling?
How did you get into cycling?
I did it for motivation after beating cancer.
In 2014 I was 10 years clear and became the first person from Ireland, North or South, to enter the Tour Divide MTB race, the longest MTB race in the World, raising 6000 pounds for Marie Curie.
Are you part of a cycling club? If so who?
North Down Cycling Club
How did you hear about Man of Sperrin 2017?
What made you decide to accept the challenge?
Did you train much in advance?
How well prepared were you for the hills?
Did you train specifically for the Man of Sperrin route?
Yes loads of hills
What do you remember most about Man of Sperrin 2017?
Fantastic Marshalling and facilities
Are you taking part in 2018?
Yes can’t wait
What is your target?
Not to stop on Benbradagh
Any tips or advice for those thinking of taking on Man of Sperrin for the first time in 2018?
Ride some big hills
What is the best cycling related advice you have ever been given?
Ride your bike as much as you can