Alex Braybrooke

AVC Aix en Provence
Dave Rayner Funded Since: 2016

Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?

No, I am extremely grateful to now be in my 4th year of support from the fund!

What is your cycling history?

I grew up riding bikes with my family from a young age. As I got older I started to race as a youth and then as a junior. I experienced racing abroad as a Junior which inspired me to want to race on the continent as an U23. As a first year U23 in 2016 I lived and raced in Belgium for Lotto Soudal U23.

What team are you joining?

AVC Aix en Provence

Tell us a bit about your team.

It’s a French Amateur DN1 team based in the south. The team is made up of a mixture of U23s and Elites.

What is your race programme looking like?

Starting with a week of Elite National at Boucle du Haut Var and GP Pays d’Aix the weekend of the 16th Feb. After that some training in March, Leading up to a block of races with Saint Etienne and Annemasse, Trofeo Piva and Circuit Ardennes. After that build up to a block of stage races with Bidasoa, L’Isard and Navarre. After that take some rest and plan for the second half of the season.

Where are you going to live?

Aix en Provence

What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?

BMC SLRO2, equipped with Corima wheels, Campy Chorus and a mixture of finishing components. Local Company Madewise supplies the team kit

Do you have any other interests outside of cycling?

Not all to much, I enjoyed spending last off season with family and friends who I didn't see all to often last year. But also trying to find a good cup of coffee on a rest day keeps me entertained.