Grant Potter

Champion Cyclist, Grant Potter

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Grant Potter rarely travels anywhere, whether it’s around Florida, the United States or abroad, without someone recognizing him. I guess that comes with a 25+ year racing career that’s still going strong. Grant competes in regional, national and international races in both the Pro/1/2 field as well as Masters (and more often both in the same day). Originally born in Scotland, Grant’s passion for travel began early when he left his homeland at the young age of 15. He landed in the U.S. at the age of 17, and has resided in South Florida ever since. Over the years, Grant has built a successful landscaping business that he recalls starting when he purchased his first van for $200 and an old push mower. Potter’s Lawn and Landscaping now operates with 60 employees, 15 trucks and a 15-acre nursery. As the business grew, Grant’s sister Nina joined him from Scotland to help manage the business and allow him to pursue his other passion: bicycle racing.

Although Grant remembers building bikes in his garage back in Scotland, he first raced motorcycles and completed in triathlons before ever attempting his first road race. There was no doubt he was a natural at the sport however. As a cat 5 racer, he competed in the Florida State Time Trial and had the fastest time of the day (even faster than the Pros!). Grant won his first three races ever and was given an automatic upgrade to a cat 4. Even though most of the seasoned racers at the time didn’t know who he was, Grant was invited to ride for a team doing the Cross County road race in Belize. The race started before sunrise in a graveyard and was 144 miles from Belize City to Guatemala and back. Despite torrential rains, crossing wooden and metal bridges along the way and plenty of crashes, Grant finished 7th. While most people would have taken up golf at that point, Grant was hooked! During Grant’s first race as a cat 4 (which happened to be the Florida State Criterium Championship) he lapped the field, earning another automatic upgrade to a cat 3.

Grant currently resides in Parkland, FL and is team captain for Stradalli Cycle – Safetti Smart Wear pro cycling team. Through Training With Potter camps and clinics, Grant is excited to share his passion and knowledge with other cyclists.

Grant’s career highlights include:

  • 3-time Masters World Champion (2010, 2011, 2012)
  • 17-time Florida State Champion
  • 2009 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals Criterium Champion
  • 2005 Gold Medalist at Pan Am Games

There’s not a morning I wake up that I don’t want to ride my bike. — Grant Potter

 

 

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Can You Guess Grant’s Top Cycling Destinations?

Racing competitively for over 20 years has afforded Masters World Champion cyclist, Grant Potter, many opportunities to travel to some of the best cycling destinations, both across the U.S. and the abroad. Grant was recently featured in Boca Magazine, where he shared his top cycling destinations around the world. It’s probably comes as no surprise that Mallorca, Spain tops his list!

Whether you’ve never heard of Mallorca or it’s been on your bucket list of places to visit, it’s a place every cyclist should experience for themselves at least once. Mallorca is the largest of the three Balearic Islands (maybe you’ve heard of the nearby party destination, Ibiza?) and offers riders of all levels perfect training opportunities. There are mountains in the northern part of the island, while the southern routes tend to be flat. Most climbs are do-able for even a novice rider, while still providing a challenge to the best climbers.

Are you convinced training in Mallorca is worth the flight to Europe, but not sure you want to head over there on your own? Training With Potter is planning their 3rd TWP Mallorca Cycling Camp in March 2018. Ride alongside Grant during this week-long camp, which includes guided training rides on the best routes the island has to offer, accommodations at a 4-star hotel that caters specifically to cyclists and amazing health and performance conscious meals. Improve your fitness, learn tips and techniques to improve your riding, as well as how to properly train and recover. Find out more about TWP Mallorca Training Camps here.

Read the full article in Boca Magazine by clicking here.

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