Famous last words, Tim Baillie

GB Olympic C-2 slalom canoeing gold medallist Tim Baillie is obsessed with bikes, and talks to CW about upstaging brides and breaking bones while BMXing.

As a kid in Aberdeen, canoeing was my main hobby, but we used to go mountain biking, hiking, skiing, back then when there was plenty of snow in the winter! Most people's favourite [canoe] slalom course in the world is in Bourg St Maurice, and we'd spend summer there and do a few days on the lifts with our mountain bikes. Back in those days it was pretty rigid, bouncing down until your wrists hurt too much.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1