Brian began painting at junior school where teachers recognised his talent and encouraged him to attend art college. Following an apprenticeship in engineering, Brian launched his own production engineering company, filing a number of development patents and later became a successful entrepreneur – managing businesses involved in the design and manufacture of mining machinery, acrylic fabrications, textiles equipment, sportswear and screenprinting development – still painting in his spare time.
Hard man of the 80’s. His physical strength and iron will made him one the the finest Classics riders of all time. A career spanning – and competing with – legends from Eddy Merckx to Miguel Indurain, winning the Paris-Nice seven years in a row.