Field of expertise.
Road-race, audax, sportive and track bikes. Singlespeed XC, MTB. Vintage and restoration. Fixed road. BMX race. Custom solutions, modifications and obscure exotica.
Favorite task within Velocity Bikes.
Finishing up any spare bits of Tina's wicked home-made cake.
Yes, I do, almost every night.
Best cycling experience.
Our regular local Tuesday night rides (the best fun you'll ever have on a bike) on one of my rigid XC singlespeeds.
Best cycling result.
Every time I get to the end of a ride without any gravel rash is a pretty good result.
Being a strict junk-food vegetarian, I'll have a pea fritter with large chips, and a picked egg, please. Ooh, and packet of Jaffa Cakes with a pint of milk for afters.
Who’s your mentor?
Tommy Godwin, who rode 75,069 miles in a single year, 1939. He continued until May 1940 in order to cover more than 100,000 miles in five hundred days. There were blackout restrictions from September due to the war having started, and the winter of '39-'40 was the worst for twenty years. His bike was a Raleigh with a four-speed hub gear. He had to learn to walk again when he finished, before promptly leaving to serve in the RAF throughout the war. He died of heart failure whilst on a club run in 1975. His records remain unbroken to this day. Tommy Godwin lived for cycling - and was proper hard!
Early baroque choral.
Your Best saying.
See, I told you so.