Ben Foames Darran

Goma Dakwerken
Dave Rayner Funded Since: 2017

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

I will be going into my second full season in Belgium, the second year that I will be supported by The Dave Rayner Fund.

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling when I was 13 years old, For a local club Wigmore CC, by being involved in a well structured set up I was quickly introduced into racing as youth and started out on my dads 15 year old road bike. After four years of racing,growing my own knowledge within the sport and building a strong CV, going into a second year as junior I applied and got accepted into the clubs development race team called TBW Bottecchia Wigmore RT, through their contact in Belgium I had the chance to go to Europe and have a taste of racing on the continent as a junior.

What team are you joining?

For the second year I have resigned for team Goma Dakwerken, the team comes with a fantastic race programme, which I will be in the selection process for races all over Belgium such Ronde Van Oost Vlaanderen, Ronde Van Vlaams Brabant and will hopefully be adventuring to France for my second attempt on the Tour de la Manche.

Where are you going to live?

I will be returning to Zottegem in Oost Flanders

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

For my third year running I will be riding a Bottecchia race bike, the kit is supplied but the very popular in Belgium Doltcini clothing. I'm very much looking forward to starting the season and improving on last year's results.