Published on 20th December 2013 | By Admin

Is the first time you have had support from the DRF? (if not, how long have you been funded)

2014 will be my first year being supported by The Dave Rayner Fund

What is your cycling history ? (how long have you been cycling?, who introduced you to cycling, which club are member of  in the UK?)

I started cycling when I was 14 years old, along with my older brother Joe.  I had always enjoyed riding my bike prior to taking it up as a sport and just gained interest from there.  I was selected onto the British Cycling Olympic talent team as a second year under 16.  As a junior I rode for Team Isle of Man Microgaming, in my first year as a junior my best results were 3rd in the British National Junior Road Race Champs, and 3rd in the British National junior Madison Champs.  As a second year junior I finished 1st in the Isle of Man Junior tour, and 1st in the British Junior Road Race Series.  My local club is Manx Viking Wheelers; I am also the Vice Club Captain.

What team are you joining in 2014? Tell us a bit about your team (any notable riders, famous DS anything like that)

I am joining ILLI-bikes cycling team in 2014, along with fellow Manxman Jonny Bellis.

Have they a website we can link to?

What is your race programme looking like?

My race programme with the team consists of 30+ races including interclub and Lotto – Belgium Cups.  I will also be doing local kermises’.  This will be my busiest season of racing yet, which I am looking forward to getting stuck into.  I will also be doing the British National Road champs, and I am on the Commonwealth Games long list, for the Isle of Man.

Are you going on a training camp with the team?


When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

I am heading out to Belgium at the end of February, to start racing on the 2nd of March.

Tell us your FaceBook and Twitter names and any blogs or website links.

FaceBook: Jake Kelly

Twitter: @jaketkelly