Ian Bibby is a young British professional cyclist who has had success in a number of the sports disciplines, including mountain biking and Cyclo-Cross as well as road racing. He was born in December 1986 in Preston.
Bibby announced his arrival at the age of 17 with a win in the Junior National Cyclo-Cross, and the diversity of that discipline’s inclines, obstacles and road conditions is indicative of the riders own flexibility as a sportsman. Bibby came second in the 2005 Under 23 National Mountain Biking Championships and took third the following year. 2007 saw him finally secure the win in that competition while matching his earlier success in the Cyclo-Cross with a victory in the Under 23’s, a feat that he repeated a year later.
In 2009 Bibby signed to the Halford’s team, splitting his time equally between the mountain and the tarmac, a significant reemphasis. In 2010 the rider moved to the Motorpoint Marshall’s Pasta team and achieved his first significant successes on the road, including wins at Tour Series events in Portsmouth and Stoke-on-Trent and a second place finish in stage three of the Tour of Britain. That year saw Bibby triumph at senior level at the National Cyclo-Cross, confirming his dominance in the competition. The rider also won stages at the Cinturón Ciclista Internacional a Mallorca during his two-year stint with the Motorpoint team.
Bibby switched to the Madison-Genesis team for the 2013 season and got off to the perfect start, winning the IG London Nocturne Criterium for the new outfit.