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Chris Hopkinson - Multiple Ultra Marathon Cycling World Champion

Athlete Bio

QUICK FACTSName: Chris Hopkinson_Nickname:_ Hoppo_Age:_ 49_Height:_- 183cm_Weight:_ 80kg_Place of Birth:_ Mansfield, Notts_Specialism:_ Ultra Distance Time Trials_Hero:_ My DadChris is one of the worlds top Ultra Marathon Cyclists. He was Britain's first Official solo finisher of RAAM (Race Across America) .He will be racing RAAM again in June 2017 on his Evo2Max Kronos R-9 frame that will be fully equipped with Shimano Ultegra Di2 components and Wheel Science racing wheels (Chris' wheel sponsor)Chris was recently made President of UCMA. As well as being actively involved in the organisation Chris holds multiple UMCA (Ultra Marathon Cycling Association) World Championships in 12 and 24hours and to date he's the only ever UK recipient of UMCA UltraCyclist of Distinction - their highest award. (Chris is also the Worldwide ambassador for Race Across Europe which he plans to race in 2018 together with fellow Evo2max sponsored athlete Andy, as a 2 man team. Their aim is to smash the existing course record for the 2933 mile long event! ({The Race Across Europe)Chris, alongside Andy, will also be riding the UK AUDAX London-Edinburgh-London event in August 2017.In his spare time (!!) Chris also competes in UK Time Trials racing over various distances from 50m to 12hrs. Want to know more about cycling associations and where to develop your cycling? Have a look at https://www.bikemunk.com/cycling-associations/