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Monte Carlo Challenge for Glasgow Games Gold Medalist.

Glasgow 2014 Judo Gold Medalist Chris Sherrington is gearing up for a fresh career challenge- the world famous Monte Carlo Classic Rally.

The Broxburn-based 31 year old, whose winning performance at SECC will remain one of the highlights of the Glasgow Games, has been shedding kilos for a return to his previous career in the Marines.

However, the lifelong classic car fanatic could not resist the glamour of a drive at ‘The Monte’ after receiving an official drafting to participate. Sherrington, who joined the Royal Marine Commandos at seventeen, seeing duty in Iraq before starting his London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games bid, has built his own 1966 Triumph Spitfire Mk2 from a box of bits.

Now the Olympian and car-loving wife, Zoe, will be in one of the first of the 60 classic cars over the ramp in January for the UK start of the rally, in Paisley.

The rally is back in Paisley after a successful debut last year and Renfrewshire Council is hosting it as part the push before Paisley’s bid for UK City of Culture, status 2021.

HISTORY

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Paisley is the largest town in Scotland. The town  has a rich history; from it’s 12th century Cluniac Abbey, it’s world famous Paisley Pattern Shawls, and its position at the forefront of the Thread Industry all of which brought great wealth and prosperity to the Town, enabling it to build it’s inspiring Town Hall, Museum and Art Gallery, Observatory, Schools and numerous fine Churches.

Paisley is surrounded by many historical towns and villages and is also ideally situated as a gateway to the Highlands and Islands, with Loch Lomond only 20 minutes away and Edinburgh a mere 45 minutes, and with the airport within 2 miles of the centre of Paisley, it really is the ideal base for visitors from near and far.

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