Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?
No, this is the 2nd time I have been supported by the Dave Rayner Fund. I was supported last summer (2015) to race in Belgium for CT2020, based in Brugge. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to heading out again this year.
What is your cycling history?
I have been racing from the age of 16. I started racing at Milton Keynes Bowl for Team MK. I went to Belgium a few times with John Barclays as a Junior which opened my eyes to racing on the continent. As a first year under 23 I raced for Corley Cycles, before transferring to Spirit Bikes for 2 seasons. Last year (2015) I missed the majority of the season with glandular fever and finishing my degree, so only started racing in August when I joined CT2020 for the conclusion of the season.
What team are you joining?
For 2016 I am joining NHT (Nieuwe Hoop Tielen) Cycling Team, based in Tielen (Antwerp)
Tell us a bit about your team.
The team is made up of 11 riders, including fellow Brit Adam Lewis, 2 New Zealanders and the rest of the team are Dutch or Belges.
What is your race programme looking like?
Race Program is mostly interclubs, but stage races will be incorporated throughout the season around parts of Europe.