Jake Kelly

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

2014 will be my first year being supported by The Dave Rayner Fund

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling when I was 14 years old, along with my older brother Joe. I had always enjoyed riding my bike prior to taking it up as a sport and just gained interest from there. I was selected onto the British Cycling Olympic talent team as a second year under 16. As a junior I rode for Team Isle of Man Microgaming, in my first year as a junior my best results were 3rd in the British National Junior Road Race Champs, and 3rd in the British National junior Madison Champs. As a second year junior I finished 1st in the Isle of Man Junior tour, and 1st in the British Junior Road Race Series. My local club is Manx Viking Wheelers; I am also the Vice Club Captain.

What team are you joining?

I am joining ILLI-bikes cycling team in 2014, along with fellow Manxman Jonny Bellis.

What is your race programme looking like?

My race programme with the team consists of 30+ races including interclub and Lotto, Belgium Cups. I will also be doing local kermises'. This will be my busiest season of racing yet, which I am looking forward to getting stuck into. I will also be doing the British National Road champs, and I am on the Commonwealth Games long list, for the Isle of Man.

Are you going on a training camp with the team?


When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

I am heading out to Belgium at the end of February, to start racing on the 2nd of March.