D:O:B : February 99.
From : Ulverston, Cumbria.
Height : 175cm
Weight : 62kg
Nickname? I have many different nicknames, all originate from shortened versions of Michael: Mike, Mick and Micky.
Started cycling aged? I was about 14 when I started racing and properly cycling but I have ridden a bike on and off for most of my life.
First bike? My first bike was a yellow one with stabilisers. I use to ride it all over the place and think I was amazing. Nothing has changed really.
What inspired you to cycle? My Dad used to do quite a bit of cycling, so I followed in his tracks really, but it was Mark Cavendish (standard answer) that really inspired me to ride a bike and made me fall in love with road cycling after I watched him in the Tour De France.
Favourite place to ride? I love riding around the lakes where I live. I don’t think you can get views that are much better anywhere in the world, plus it helps that I know where I am going.
Favourite race? I wouldn’t say I have a favourite race really. Can’t beat a good midweek Crit at salty (Salt Ayre Leisure Centre) though.
Post race meal? Anything with salmon or chicken.
What inspires you to keep going when on the limit? I just tell myself to keep going and not be a wimp.
Who is your cycling hero and why? My cycling hero is, as you would guess, Mark Cavendish. I just love watching him sprint and think he has brought a lot to the sport in the UK.
What has cycling taught you? Cycling has taught me that you can get through almost everything in life, nothing lasts for ever so don’t dwell on stuff too much.
Favourite music? I enjoy a very wide range of music and can listen to many different artist and genres. I listen to quite a bit of Indie, Rock and Hip-Hop.
Favourite film? I recently watched Bohemian Rhapsody and though that was really good.
Interesting fact about you? I am doing an apprenticeship in electrical engineering, in a factory that makes toilet roll.