Andrew Paterson - rider profile

Name – Andrew Paterson

Profession - Vineyard Manager

Uphill or Downhill? It used to be up but as I get older the downs are getting more appealing.

Most epic day on a bike?   While bike touring in France many years ago, my bank card got rejected and I couldn't get any money out. With no food and only a couple of euros left, I grabbed a baguette and rode 210kms to where luckily some family were staying in Normandy. I was totally shattered and starving by the time I got there!

I'm currently riding… Giant Trance

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) -  Loving Mt Buller at moment!

If I wasn't mountain biking I'd be... over on the dark side, riding on the road.

One day I'll ride... The trails in the European Alps look good.

When I head out for a ride I never leave without... knowing where I'm going.

My race highlight? These days any race I finish without hurting myself or a mechanical is a highlight.