Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?
Yes extremely grateful for the support looking forward to a year of learning a new lifestyle and culture.
What team are you joining?
Club Cycliste De Villeneuve Saint Germain (CCVSA)
Tell us a bit about your team.
The team is a French DN1 team based out of Soissons in the North East of France. The team doesn't just focus it's work on the DN1 they have Cadets, Juniors and general club riders. Meaning there is a large community around the team. The DN1 consists of a large amount of Nationalities such as Belgian, Belarusian, Mongolian , British as well as French.
What is your race programme looking like?
This year is mainly based around a regional calender with an aim to step up to the Coupe De France races, 1.2 UCI and U23 races such as Liege Bastogne Liege and Paris Tours. These bigger races will depend on good form to earn my spot.
Where are you going to live?
Villeneuve St Germain a small suburb of Soissons, a very historical city due to it being the former capital of France. I will be sharing a flat with fellow team mate and Dave Rayner funded rider Sam Walsham and a former Spokes rider Morgan Bown.
What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?
I'll be riding my own Giant TCR. The kit is Diffu Sport who has been supplying the team for over 20 years.