Is the first time you have had support from the Dave Rayner Fund?
This will be my second season supported by the Dave Rayner Fund. I’m happy to receive the support for this coming season.
What is your cycling history?
I started my cycling with Lee Valley Youth Cycling club based at hogg hill in Essex. I soon started racing as an U14 and struggled to finish. As an U16 I started to go to Belgium with John Barclay and Dave Storey racing in local kermesses. Gradually my results improved with more experience. Last season I rode for HMT-cycling team as a junior and rode at a UCI level where I gained knowledge which I hope will help me with my season ahead racing in Belgium as an U23.
What team are you joining?
Côtes D’Armor Marie Morin
Tell us a bit about your team.
The team is based in Ploufragan in Brittany, France. It has a mixture of U23 and elite riders. 4 foreign riders. 3 from the Dave Rayner Fund (Stuart Balfour, Owen James and Myself).
What is your race programme looking like?
The race programme has a good mixture. Lots of one day classics and stage races. These are UCI and Coupe de France. It has a good espoir programme we will be doing U23. Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Where are you going to live?
I am living in a team house based in Quessoy, Brittany.
What bike will you be riding and who supplies the team kit?
The team bike for 2018 is a Girs Oscar and our clothing is supplied by Noret, the French manufacturer.
Do you have any other interests outside of cycling?
Over the years I had a few interests such as going to Watch West Ham play as much as I could. However most my life now revolves around cycling so I struggle to get time to go and watch football as much as I'd like. However I'll see if I can get over to watch Gent play if I have a free weekend around racing!