Its been a little while since I have updated after the TLI champs win.
No much has changed but also a lot has changed. I had a great couple of seasons racing for Champion System UK but I felt I wanted and needed a change. I had initially planned to ride as an independent in 2017, but when I heard an old friend had started up a bike shop and was setting up a race team, I jumped at the chance!
The friend is Ryan Forster of 4star bikes and cycles near Heswall. I used to ride for Ryan when I first started racing 3 or so years ago, and had great fun then. A number of friends I have made through cycling are also riding for the shop, so I had to jump aboard. For the banter if nothing else 🙂
Ryan has got some great brands on board which will soon be announced – but one is KTM (hence the future is Orange). I have already been enjoying my training bike, and can’t wait to get my lovely orange race bike built up! The team has already had its first ‘training’ ride – wobbling about on mountain bikes at Delamere forest. Well I was wobbling, most of my team mates had considerably more skill!
So for now the focus shifts for me to winter training. I took my break, got a little but now overly fat, re-charged the mental batteries. I also worked hard on my business and caught up on many jobs I neglected during the season.
Stay tuned for some more updates and progress on the team. There is some exciting news in the pipeline!