Jack Billyard

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

No, I was funded last year too

What is your cycling history?

I've been riding bikes since I was 3 years old but only started racing when I was 15. I started taking it seriously in my last year as a junior where I was able to achieve a few results in the Junior National Road Series along with a couple of smaller wins.

What team are you joining?

Zappi's was founded, and is still run, by ex Italian pro Flavio Zappi and this will be his 5th year running the team. There are 10 of us on the team this year, all U23s, with 3 first years, 3 second years, 3 third years and a fourth year rider.

What is your race programme looking like?

Our race calendar is fantastically diverse with events spreading across many European countries. The season kicks off in Spain and Portugal before being mainly based in Italy with a trips to France, Belgium and Luxembourg to name a few.

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

Our bikes are the new Colnago Concept supplied by Windwave and our kit is made by Zappi Clothing

Do you have any other interests outside of cycling?

Outside of cycling, I like to relax with a book and when I'm home I enjoy spending time with friends. As the majority of my year is spent abroad, it's important to really savour the time I get with my friends and family.