Carter, Jonathan: Jon Carter and Nick Kopp met when Nick moved from Aberdeen to Dundee in 1976. They went to the same school together and lived quite close, too. In the early 80s they started riding their bikes a bit further than round the garden or between each others homes. In 1986 Jon decided to join the Dundee’s Broughty Velo C.R.T. The name put Nick off as he strictly was a fun cyclist, but Jon said let’s just try it. The club rooms were a hundred meters from his home at the time in Brook Street, Broughty. Nick can therefore blame Jon for beginning his life long obsession!
Jon was famous for his powerful sprint, his La-Vie Clair jersey, poor climbing, getting cramp, his ‘indestructible’ Kirk Precision (aka Black and Dekker workmate) magnesium frame (whatever happened to them?) that took forever to be delivered, having Sandy Berry make a pair of wheels for him out of scraps in one hour that perhaps he still uses, winning a wee APR in Carnoustie, disappearing from biking and Dundee and being a great bloke.
He now lives in England with his wife and family and has long since swapped his bike for bass guitar