Once I’d learnt to ride unaided on two wheels (a bit of a struggle), ridden to school with my three speed ‘tick-tick’ gears plus wicker basket, then was taken on my first Marlboro AC club run by my dad (full day in the saddle, with freshly installed toe clips and straps, ’cause dad said you couldn’t go out without). I was truly hooked on all things cycling and proceeded to fill up my dad’s garage with my bikes.
Through all the wonderful people I have had the pleasure and benefit to meet, including Neville “Chain Ring” Chanin, Rocco Richardson, Alan Emery, Simon Doughty, Jon Jennings and Dave Minter, I’ve had the benefit to experience cycling in all its many forms. From club runs, touring, racing, to riding and racing tandems (including ones with three wheels), then through to audaxes and randonnees to exploring the world of bikes with little wheels.
Given all these many influences and experiences, my wish list of rides is ever expanding to add new things, whilst being lucky enough to bag many of the ones at the top of my ever changing wish list.
My current ride wish list includes;
- The ACP Fleches du France
- The FFCT Diagonals du France
- Raides Alpine
- Cascades 1200
- Giro Tasmania
- UAF L’Aigle D’Or