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John Metcalfe



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Specialist Activities

Freelance writer, author and photographer specialising in adventure, sports, travel and fitness.

Specialist Areas

All outdoors

Professional Details

Short Biography

John is an award winning freelance writer, author and photographer specialising in adventure, sports, travel, health and fitness.

Professional Activities

John has been contributing to outdoor related magazines since the early nineties. Publications include: Cranked; Dirt, MBR, Australian Mountain Bike, MBI, On The Hill, Cycling Weekly, BikeBiz, Singletrack and National Geographic Traveller.

John’s first book Mountain Bike Fitness Training was published by Mainstream Publishing and received wide acclaim. His second book Dividing the Great saw John venture into travel writing and it quickly became no.1 Kindle bestseller in American travel.

He is an ambassador and product tester for the barefoot shoe brand Vivobarefoot and supplies them with photographs and copy for promotional and marketing material.

His photographs have appeared in books, magazines, outdoor websites and on book covers. Rough Guides recently licenced John’s photographs for a piece on Iceland.

Recent Publications

Author: Praesagium;
Author: Dividing the Great;
Author: Mountain Bike Fitness Training;
Chapter Author: Training Principles for Adventure Sports, in Adventure Sports Coaching;
Chapter Author: Act Now, Think Later, in The Sporting Image.


OWPG WINNER: Outdoor/Travel writer
OWPG COMMENDATION: Outdoor/Travel writer

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