I got into cycling through my Dad’s interest in mountain biking. From the age of 7 I would join him on mountain bikes ride out and about in the Chiltern hills. Cycling was my main sport, well, until the birth of Strava… The competitive nature of smashing your own PB’s and trying to push for that KOM got me hooked. I rode regularly with the local village cycling group and that’s when my passion really began. A big motivation, for me, was to keep up with my dad on climbs, and eventually in 2012 I out sprinted him up a local climb. From then on I was just competing against my own personal bests.
I joined High Wycombe Cycling Club in late 2014 in time for the final club weekly chaingang rides with the finale being up Aston hill and then a sprint back to the club house in West Wycombe. The club has always made me feel very welcome and I ‘m always being challenged and pushing my PB’s every week. I regularly go on club runs due to the importance of longer rides to build up base fitness.
The Espoir setup in which we regularly go on group training rides and get lots of support and tips on how to get the most out of our training.
I started racing in late 2015 and managed to get 7th place in my first race, which I was very happy about
In 2016 I intend to try find my strengths and what I enjoy the most. So I’m going to do some Time trials, Road races and Criteriums. I would urge as many young people out there to get involved in cycling of any level, whether it be for basic fitness or to be the next British Tour de France champion.
I’m look forward to a great year with the club and hope there are many great things to come.