What made you choose Dunboyne?
A friend recomended Dunboyne as a good club that supports their riders really well.
How did you get into cycling?
I used to watch my dad race and decided that one day I wanted to do the same. When I was 5 I rode 100km, and have never looked back since.
What bike do you own?
Currently I own a Giant TCR Advanced SL with Ultegra DI2. My track bike is a BT (Bike Technologies Australia) Cyclone it's fairly heavy (~8kg) but it's bombproof and I love it.
What’s your greatest cycling achievement?
Greatest achievement was being able to represent my country (Ireland), I think that is one of the biggest honours a competitive athlete can have.
What’s your greatest cycling disappointment?
I had a big crash in august of 2013, I was in the final of the Australian Junior criterium championships when someone in front of me crashed and something flicked up in front of me knocking me unconscious. All I remember was waking up in an ambulance about 2hrs later with a neck brace on. I ended up with 9 stitches above my eye and a few grazes, not too bad considering I face-planted at 60km/h.
Highest/ lowest point on the bike…
Highest point would have to be the travel, getting to see the world doing what I love is always a bonus.
Favourite training route/ coffee stop?
Favourite ride would have to be a 4hr ride from Alaro, where the Irish track team is based in Mallorca to Polencia and back. That's a really scenic ride, lots of hills and lots of nice beachfronts.
Cycling heroes/role models?
I think Martyn Irvine would have to be one of my role models, he refuses to give up and that's what makes him special.
How do you relax after a hard club spin?
By Sitting at a coffee shop, I love a post ride coffee.
What are your goals for next year?
Number one goal for 2015 is to do well at the European championships in August and hopefully get a world cup ride at the end of the year.
What advice would you give for riders starting in this sport?
Stick with it, do the time on the bike and don't give up. Most importantly have fun!
Tell us something that we don't already know about you…
I'm Originally from Australia but my dad is Irish so I decided to declare for Ireland in 2014 because the Irish cycling scene provides far more development opportunities for young riders and is more development focused.