BMX. That’s the answer to the David Millar book giveaway and congratulations to Dave B, the winner selected at random.
The question was what type of bike race did Millar do first, a time trial, a mountain bike race or BMX? A large majority of people replied mountain bike, perhaps because that’s what Wikipedia says:
David Millar is one of two children of Gordon and Avril Millar. His father was a pilot in the Royal Air Force and Millar was born while his father was based in Malta for a 3 year tour of duty. His sister Frances also works in cycling, currently as the press officer for Team Sky. The family returned to the UK, and lived at RAF Kinloss in Scotland before moving to Aylesbury, 60 km north-west of London. His father and mother divorced when Millar was 11 and his father moved to Hong Kong when he joined Cathay Pacific, an airline, based there. Millar considers Hong Kong as his home. Millar moved to Hong Kong to join his father when he was 13. He rode in mountain bike races in Hong Kong “and did pretty well.” He bought a road bike in 1992 and raced at 6.30 in the morning before the roads began filling with traffic.
Only Millar’s own book says he started with BMX, a good reason to take Wikipedia with a pinch of salt, even if it is a useful resource. I picked the question for this reason as being able to google the answer would have made it too easy.