Joe Kirkham

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

No this is the second time I am being funded.

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling aged 10, my first race was part of the Notts and Derby Cyclocross league at Trent Meadows, Tracey Fletcher (A family friend suggested I have a go) I finished 6th and after this joined Vc Long Eaton (my local club). Since I have worked hard and become a national champion in cyclocross and gone on to represent Great Britain, but as a Junior I turned my attention to the road scene riding for Hargrove Cycles, I have won in Belgium and a round of the Junior National Series at Hog Hill, as a first year U23 I moved to France to race for Team Bricquebec Cotentin where I had an encouraging first season in the senior ranks, I will be looking to improve on this during 2015.

What team are you joining?

The team is Team Bricquebec Cotentin It's National Division team in France (Normandy) and the team are a great bunch of lads racing and riding the bike means everything to them and that’s what I'm about.

What is your race programme looking like?

I raced a lot of the races last year but I'm hoping to get selected for some of the bigger stage races this year like the Tour de la Manche , most the races are between 130-160km long.

Are you going on a training camp with the team?


When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

31st January