A brief description about yourself…
I grew up in North Wales and moved over to Ireland in 2006 having met my wife in Australia when travelling. I work in a funds company in the city centre. I'm a big fan of sport in general and also love my music.
What made you choose Dunboyne?
I was reading a few posts online about local clubs. Most said that Dunboyne was more race-orientated and I might find it too tough. Which bizarrely sounded good (a challenge!) to me. The truth is it’s nothing of the sort and am glad I did choose Dunboyne.
How did you get into cycling?
In 2011 I lost my son, and to try and raise money for a charity which supported us through the difficult time (A Little Lifetime Foundation) we decided to do a charity cycle around the Island of Anglesey in North Wales, 100km. Having not sat on a bike for years it was big challenge at the time! I basically kept up the cycling since then.
What bike do you own?
Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9.0
What’s your greatest cycling achievement?
At the time, is was completing the above cycle around Anglesey
What’s your greatest cycling disappointment?
Nothing that springs to mind. Probably haven't been cycling long enough to have any real disspointments
Highest/ lowest point on the bike...
I only started racing in 2014 and despite struggling initially I’m glad I stuck with it, despite thinking I wasn’t able for it. So completing my first season was a high point. For low point, I’d have say getting dropped so often at the beginning of the season!
Favourite training route/ coffee stop?
Although I don’t get to ride around there often, I’d have to say riding around Snowdonia back home in North Wales. Places like Llanberis, Betws-Y-Coed, as well as down towards the Llyn Peninsula – the views and scenery are amazing. Although there’s not much flat around there – you’re either going up a hill or coming down one!
Cycling heroes/role models?
Big fan of Bradley Wiggins, but of course having 2 Rás winners in the club is a big bonus
How do you relax after a hard club spin?
Sleep! Or sticking on some decent music and watching sport on TV – if I stay awake!
What are your goals for next year?
Try and get a few points in the A4 races
What advice would you give for riders starting in this sport?
Join a club as soon as you feel able. It brings you on no end and it’s nowhere near as intimidating as you probably think.
Tell us something that we don't already know about you…
I’m from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.