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James Ambrose-Parish

About This Project

Nickname: CBA

Age: 21

Lives: North London 

Instagram: @jamesambroseparish

Career highlights: 

Minet Crit 2018- 1st 

Birkenhead Tour Series National A 2019- 25th 

ISHQ Crit 2 2019- 1st 

ISHQ Crit 3 2019- 3rd

ISHQ Crit overall 2019- 2nd  

Rad Race Fixed 42 2019- 4th 

Cycling runs in the blood for James. “My dad used to race as a youth at Velo Club Londres, so introduced me to the sport at Lee Valley Youth Cycling Club.” James’s initial experience in competitive cycling got off to a less than auspicious start “my first race was at the Ford racing test track when I was 9 years old…..I got dropped.”

2019 was James’ 2nd year of riding Fixed Gear criterium’s. He has developed both as a rider and an individual in this short time. This year he also raced on the road for Bikestrong – KTM Race Team which has pushed him to performing at high level races such as The Tour Series and national A’s. 

As well as performing on the road James has had a very solid year with us achieving some amazing results for the team. These being, seventh at Thundercrit Velopark; achieving a 1st and 3rd at ISHQ Crit and coming second overall despite missing the first round and after being under geared 4th at Fixed 42 (the unofficial fixed gear World Championship). 

“One Life Cycle are like the brothers I never had. We are a team in the true sense of the word and have shown to be one of the only teams in the world of fixed gear racing to demonstrate this. We aren’t individuals and will bury ourselves for each other knowing what is needed.” 

James is looking forward to a solid winter with his training partner Georg. Next year will be his third year of fixed gear racing and he is already looking forward to it. “As for next year I’d like to finish in the top ten of a tour series and a red hook. And to win a European fixed gear crit.”