Image by fellow Baroudeur, Denis Yeo
Cycling name? Disco – one fine evening, whilst riding the Dunwich-Dynamo, Ben made an observation, and sure enough he was right.
Why do you ride your bike? I like movement, the places I go to and the people I meet.
Favourite place to ride? France.
Up or down mountains? Both, in equal measure.
Favourite climb? Ventoux.
What song/tune/music goes through your head while riding?
Steel, Carbon or Ti? All the above.
Grand Tours or Classics? GT one day, Classics, every day!
Gels or potatoes? Potatoes. Salty.
Headwind or rain? Both? At the same time? If we haven’t started yet, I’m back to bed. If it happens during a ride, I just get on with it and smile.
I wish I had been told that…This can get addictive.
What is it like being a Baroudeur? You really need to ask? Very Barouderus.
Advice to someone wanting to join the Baroudeurs? Come and check us out. I don’t bite. Promise. The others on the other hand…
What does your cycling future hold? We scored a Top 4 in the Women’s, a Top 10 and Top 20 in the Men’s, first ever major Team Time Trial event. Neither of the teams, nor the individuals had ever done a TTT before. So, I’d like to see where we can go with this.
As for myself, I’m discovering new things all the time. Riding with a team makes this possible. They don’t let me quit. There’s a healthy dose of competition, with bucket-loads of encouragement. So when I enter an event, or go for a training ride in the dark, I know I’m never alone.
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