Based in Glasgow, Scottish-born Archibald’s career has always been more closely linked to velodromes than a route where his experience has focused on the British calendar. A great specialist in the fight against the clock, he is the older brother of the also track rider Katie Archibald, Olympic, world and continental champion in various modalities. John is the current British national champion in the Individual Pursuit, a title he also won in 2019, and among other results he also stands out with his silver medal in this discipline in the 2018 Commonwealth Games or two gold and silver medals in the Team Pursuit in the 2018-19 World Cup in London (United Kingdom) and Milton (Canada), respectively. Their approach to the world of cycling, however, is relatively late in coming. Between the ages of 10 and 21 he was more involved in swimming, an activity in which he also achieved good results at a national level but in which he always considered that he was never good enough to aspire to compete at an international level. The bicycle, rather than a tool for competition, was a means of transport to get to work.
- 2º / Great Britain Championships ITT
- 3º / Great Britain Championships Route
- 3º / World Championships Mixed Team Relay
- 14º / World Championship ITT
- 4º / Great Britain Championships ITT
- 11º / Commonwealth Games ITT