MacLEAN Craig, MBE

Craig MacLean MBE

Cycling (tandem pilot)



Wilmslow, Cheshire

Liverpool Mercury (Dolan) CC

In 1995 Craig decided to focus on building his career and specialise in track cycling. He quickly progressed to be a key member of the British Cycling squad, representing GB in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He also competed at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Craig sustained a back injury in 2007 and announced his retirement from the team at the UCI World Cup in 2008. Since then he has worked on several projects for the BBC as a commentator and in 2010 he joined the GB para-cycling team as a tandem pilot.

In 2001 Craig teamed up with Neil Fachie and the duo won gold in the tandem sprint and tandem kilo at the Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy. Craig was tandem pilot for Anthony Kappes at the 2012 London Paralympic Games.

Career Highlights

  • 2012 – London Paralympics: Sprint – 1st
  • 2012 – UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships (pilot to Anthony Kappes): kilo – 1st; sprint – 1st
  • 2011 – UCI Para-Cycling UCI World Championships (pilot to Neil Fachie): sprint – 1st; kilo – 1st
  • 2006 – Melbourne Commonwealth Games: team sprint – 1st; 1km time trial – 4th
  • 2002 – Manchester Commonwealth Games: team sprint – 3rd; sprint – 10th
  • Commonwealth Games representation: 2002, 2006, 2014