James McCallum (cyclist)

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James McCallum
Personal information
Full name James McCallum
Nickname Jimmy Mac, The King of Scotland[1]
Born (1979-04-27) 27 April 1979 (age 35)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Team information
Current team NFTO Pro Cycling
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Amateur team(s)
City of Edinburgh RC
Professional team(s)
Major wins
Bronze medal blank.svg Commonwealth Games
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Champion
Scotland Scottish Champion
Infobox last updated on
30 April 2014

James McCallum (born 27 April 1979 in Uddingston/Bellshill, Glasgow)[2] is a Scottish former racing cyclist who last rode for the NFTO Pro Cycling squad.[3] 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.[4]

Until 2007, between racing and training, McCallum worked night shifts as a nurse.[5] He is currently the Scottish Cycling Coordinator, combining the job with his racing and training, working to promote cycling in Scotland.[6] 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.[7]

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.

McCallum left Rapha Condor-JLT at the end of the 2013 season, and joined the NFTO Pro Cycling squad for 2014.[3]

James has won numerous Ingliston Criteriums. So many that he has lost count after eight rounds and two series overall victories.

McCallum announced that he would be retiring from the sport after competing at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.[8]


1st Scotland Scottish National Track Championships, Kilo[9]
3rd British National Track Championships, Team Pursuit (with Richard Chapman, David Lowe & Ross Muir)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Scratch Race (20km), Commonwealth Games
1st United Kingdom British National Circuit Race Championships
1st Smithfield Nocturne[10]
2nd British National Derny Championships
3rd Scottish National Circuit Race Championships
2nd Smithfield Nocturne[11]
2nd Wales Open Criterium[12]
3rd Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic[13]
3rd London Nocturne[14]
4th Rutland–Melton International CiCLE Classic


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