Simon Burney spent three years racing the professional cyclocross circuit before an injury forced him into team management. For the past twenty years Simon has been managing cyclocross and mountain bike teams. As a manager of professional teams through the 1990s, Simon was privileged to work with the finest ’cross riders of that generation: world champions Dominique Arnould and Henrik Djernis, plus Beat Wabel, and Peter Van Den Abeele, among others.
Simon served as manager of the Great Britain mountain bike team in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. In the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games, he was manager of the English team. Since 2000, Simon has worked for British Cycling as the performance manager of their mountain bike and cyclocross teams, and continues to manage the national team at the world championships.
The 2007 World Championships at Hooglede-Gits was Simon’s twenty-sixth consecutive year at Worlds as either a rider, mechanic, team manager, or spectator, and he vows to keep going until an English speaker (preferably a Brit!) wins the elite race.