I'm 40, live in
Portobello (Edinburgh, Scotland) and make my living as an Intellectual
Property lawyer. In recent years I've lived in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and
London so I'm not totally an east coaster.
I'm originally from South Lanarkshire which is one of
those parts of Scotland where petrol seems to run in the veins. I'm not
sure my parents encouraged me into this nonsense but my father is a
definite petrol head (he chased me around the Nurburgring on his Honda
VFR a couple of years ago and I couldn't shake him).
Apart from motorcycles (which take up a lot of my life
when I'm not working) I've tried my hand at music and learning to fly -
neither particularly successful. If I can do the Dakar - frankly anyone
In 2006 and 2007 I entered the Agadir Rally with Mike
Robertson and Mike Shepherd (Dakar finisher 2009).
for the report on the 2006 adventure and click here for
Mike has raced the
Enduro D'Agadir twice and lined up with Paul at the start of the
Tuareg Rallye 2011 on a Husquevarna. Mike was intending to race in the
Tuareg in 2008 but a very unpleasant accident in training forced him to
pull out - see picture below. After various other mishaps and a lot of
training Mike hit his first "proper" desert rally at the 2011 Tuareg.
It's safe to say
Mike found it tough and at one point spent four hours trapped in a sand
bowl in the Erg Chebbi dunes. But he has the Rally "bug" and is signed
up for Tuareg 2012.