D:O:B : April 79.
From : Dover.
Height : 177cm
Weight : 70kg
Nickname? Beast, Possibly something to do with my hairy arms!!
Started cycling aged? 12.
First bike? OMEGA Custom built road bike '94 - Marin Pine Mountain MTB '92.
What inspired you to cycle? Always had good bikes from an early age and living in the country I built my very own BMX track in the wood adjoining our house… Needless to say I grew out of the BMX track and started racing MTB races all over the country before then turning to the road in later years.
First Race? August 1992, MTB Race @ Cobham Woods, Near Canterbury.
Favourite place to ride : Belgium - The whole country is just steeped in cycling history and it is great to ride all of the routes the Pro's ride in the early season Classics.
Favourite race? Tour of Flanders - Whilst living in Belgium this was my back yard and where I spent many hours training and racing.
Post race meal? Pasta and lots of it… in all varieties !!!
What inspires you to keep going when on the limit? I want to lead and inspire the next generation and there is no better way, than by setting a good example of pushing on no matter how hard it gets.
Who is your cycling hero and why? Fabian Cancellara - He shows an awesome display of power and is a great all-rounder.
What has cycling taught you? It has taught me how to suffer.
Favourite music? LINKIN PARK, Twin Atlantic, Biffy Clyro, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rudimental and Disclosure.
Favourite film? Saving Private Ryan.
Interesting fact about you? I won the 1997 Junior 10 Mile TT Champs to secure myself a ride in the World Champs and in doing so also topped a certain Bradley Wiggins into 3rd.