Tom Mazzone

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

This is my second year with support from the Dave Rayner Fund. It helps massively towards living and racing abroad, without their support it wouldn't be possible.

What is your cycling history?

I started cycling at the age of 5, winning my first race at the age of 6. I have always loved racing a bike from a young age. I was very successful as a youth, winning many regional and national titles. I also had many highlights as a Junior, including riding the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011. I fully committed to my cycling career in 2012 and went to race in France for the season, to gain experience and some results to see if it was really what I wanted to do. After 4 months in France and falling in love with racing even more I aimed to go to Belgium for the following season. In 2013 I signed for Terra Footwear , Bicycle Line in Belgium. With the help of the DRF I was able to live and race there for 7 months in 2013. Once again I learnt a lot, and loved racing in Belgium at such a high level, as well as picking up some decent results along the way. For 2014 I have re-signed for the re-branded ‘Terra Safety Shoes'. I am looking forward to the season ahead and I'm working hard to make it a successful one.

What team are you joining?

Terra Safety Footwear.

What is your race programme looking like?

We have a similar race programme to last year, with the addition of a few more stage races and the Interclubs.

Are you going on a training camp with the team?

No, i'll be training on the Isle of Man until I head to Belgium.

When are you heading out to Europe/USA?

I'll be heading back out to Belgium in March.