In the early nineties, John demonstrated how to involve an outside-of-the-industry sponsor sport when he brought in 7UP who backed the National Series in 1991 and ’92. He also set the standards with early mountain bike team OffRoad Proflex Team.
John set a standard for running early mountain bike team with the OffRoad Proflex team. He also demonstrated how to involve an outside industry sponsor. This led to John successfully getting the then BMBF (British Mountain Bike Federation) its first good race sponsor in the form of 7UP who backed the national series in 1991 and 1992. John lives is US with his family.