Is the first time you have had support from the DRF?
Yes, this is the first year that I’ve received support from the Dave Rayner fund and I am very grateful!
What is your cycling history ?
I started cycling aged 12 with my local club, Bourne wheelers. It was Alison Lilley, a British cycling go ride coach & Jenny Gretton, at that time east mids talent team coach, that really got me interested in the sport. As a junior I was a member of the Hargroves cycles race team and they supported me massively, until as an under 23 I was offered a place on the British cycling Academy programme
What team are you joining in 2014? Tell us a bit about your team
In 2014 I’ll be riding for the French DN1 squad Guidon Chalettois. They’re based just south of Paris, as you can see on their website : http://www.guidonchalettois.fr/
Have they a website we can link to?
What is your race programme looking like?
It’s not 100% finalised yet, but early season, we’ve got several coupe de France national rounds and some French elite national races.
Are you going on a training camp with the team?
Yes, we’ve got a training camp in southern France in early february.
When are you heading out to Europe?
I’m heading out to Europe for the team presentation on the 24th of January.
Tell us your FaceBook and Twitter names and any blogs or website links.
Facebook name : Ali Slater Twitter name: @Alislater11