Thomas Mitchell appointed as new POC Scottish Enduro Series Ambassador
A 24-year-old trainee lawyer has been appointed as an ambassador for the 2018 POC Scottish Enduro Series, which starts next month.
Thomas Mitchell, a 6’ 3” elite Enduro mountain bike racer, will take on the role to help promote both the races and the locations for this year’s series.
Bikes are Thomas' passion, his hobby, his sport, and his job as a trainee solicitor with Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland (RTALS) LLP. Everything he does revolves around bikes in one way or another.
Thomas grew up mountain biking in the Scottish Borders and started racing in the Scottish Enduro Series in 2014. He competes regularly in the ‘No Fuss Events’ managed POC Scottish Enduro Series and has been fortunate enough to compete in select rounds of the Enduro World Series in the past.
Ahead of Thomas’ Enduro season opener, the TweedLove Whyte Valleluljah in the Tweed Valley (24-25 March), and before he heads to Laggan Wolftrax for the first round of the POC Scottish Enduro Series (14-15 April), he said:
“Enduro racing is rapidly becoming the most compelling and competitive form of mountain bike racing. The variety of trails, the locations and the camaraderie it inspires is bringing more people into our sport, which is fantastic. This ambassadorial role gives me a chance to encourage more people to discover the sport and I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities it will bring. Through cycling, I find it possible to combine sport at a top competitive level with a working life, and I want to encourage others to give racing a go.”
Having graduated with an LLB Honours degree from The University of Aberdeen in 2016 and completed his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at The University of Edinburgh in 2017, Thomas is now a Trainee Solicitor at Road Traffic Accident Law Scotland (RTALS) LLP.
His primary focus is progressing claims for injured cyclists through the civil legal process working for Cycle Law Scotland. The work takes on a very personal dimension for Thomas as he knows the challenges cyclists face on the roads and can bring that understanding and expertise to the many cases that the firm handles.
He is #thecyclinglawyer.