|How old are you?
I was 15 in August
And what school do you go to?
How long have you been riding a bike for?
Do you do any other sports apart from bike riding?
A little bit of PE
What bike do you ride?
Planet X Cross bike, Raleigh Road Bike, Moda Forte Track Bike, Planet X TT Bike
Whats you dream bike, money no object?
Trek Madone 9.0 Frame, SRAM Etap shifting, Zipp 808’s, Fizik Arione Saddle
Your top 3 most memorable moments on a bike?
1. Riding the Classic stage in Assen
2. Riding the Tour of Flanders sportive
3. First time off stabilisers as a little kid
What made your most memorable moment so special?
This stage of Assen was amazing, as a little kid I imagined racing along the cobbles like a pro – dream come true!
Who is your favorite rider currently riding?
Tom Boonen, Zdenek Stybar
Any riders from the past you really admire?
And finally, if we could give you a ticket to win any race in the world, which would it be and why?
Paris-Roubaix. Its the most prestigious classic ever created and winning it would be incredible, tyrying to sprint around the velodrome after all those cobbles would be amazing!
|08/04/2018||Star Wheelers 2/3/4||1st|
|24/03/2018||Darley Moor 3/4||7th|
|17/03/2018||Milton Keynes Bowl #3||9th|
|10/03/2018||Darley Moor 3/4||2nd|
|02/06/2017||FNSS Rnd 4||2nd|
|30/05/2017||Mallory Youth League||2nd|
|19/05/2017||FNSS Rnd 3||1st|
|09/05/2017||Mallory Youth League Overall||2nd|
|09/05/2017||Mallory Youth League Overall||2nd|
|23/04/2017||Youth Omnium Derby (TT)||5th|
|23/04/2017||Youth Omnium Derby (Scratch)||3rd|
|22/04/2017||Youth Omnium Halesowen (Keirin)||6th|
|22/04/2017||Youth Omnium Halesowen (TT)||6th|
|22/04/2017||Youth Omnium Halesowen (Points)||7th|
|22/04/2017||Youth Omnium Halesowen (Scratch)||5th|
|22/04/2017||Youth Omnium Halesowen (Overall)||6th|
|11/04/2017||Mallory Youth League||2nd|
|11/03/2017||Corley Cycles Youth Races||5th|
|02/02/2017||Youth Track League (Points)||6th|
|02/02/2017||Youth Track League (Dash)||1st|
|01/01/2017||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 10||2nd|
|01/01/2017||SRAM NDCXL Youth Team Overall||1st|
|01/01/2017||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 11||1st|
|01/01/2017||SRAM NDCXL U16 Boys Overall||1st|
|31/12/2016||Lincs CX League 1||1st|
|31/12/2016||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 1||1st|
|31/12/2016||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 7||3rd|
|31/12/2016||Mallory Park RR League U16 Overall||2nd|
|31/12/2016||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 5||1st|
|31/12/2016||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 6||1st|
|31/12/2016||Mallory Park Jewson Team League||1st|
|31/12/2016||West Mids CX League Rnd 1||2nd|
|31/12/2016||Notts & Derby U16 CX League Rnd 3||2nd|
|07/12/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 13||2nd|
|06/10/2016||Friday Night Summer Series MTB||1st|
|23/08/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 19||2nd|
|16/08/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 18||1st|
|07/08/2016||Friday Night Summer Series MTB||2nd|
|06/07/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 9||1st|
|14/06/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 10||2nd|
|31/05/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 8||3rd|
|24/05/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 7||1st|
|07/05/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 12||2nd|
|19/04/2016||Mallory Park RR League Round 2||3rd|
|06/04/2016||Regional RR Championship||3rd|
|31/12/2015||U16 Mallory Park League Rider of the Year||1st|
|31/12/2015||U14 Mallory Park RR League||1st|
|01/01/2015||Notts & Derby U14 Cyclo Cross League||1st|
|Photo by Cycling Photos by the Taceys|
This year The MI Racing Academy went to see the race and to ride the sportive. It was awesome!
|Photo Credit Elliot Haigh - https://haighphotography.smugmug.com|
The second race didn't go so well, In the first lap I had a mechanical and that meant I was basically out of the race. However there were good points to take out of that race which was that I didn't panic when I had the mechanical and that I could still have a decent race after having a mechanical.
Race 3 was one of the best. I contested in the final sprint as the race was held together and that meant that I could use my sprint to achieve 8th. I think my new Raleigh bike helped quite a bit!
Race 4 was the race I enjoyed the most. It was really tough as there were attacks left, right and centre. But what really made the race for me was leading out my teammate George who got 2nd in the bunch sprint and 5th overall.
I'll start with part 1 of our racing saga. The National Championships in Shrewsbury. I have never run so much in a cycling race before!! This was one of the most challenging courses of the 2015-16 Cyclocross season and anyone that was to win here, was to win in style. Results-wise I came 25th which is my best national champs result to date. However I would like to mention the U14s winner Emile Alexander. He absolutely smashed it and was definitely a worthy winner, I say this because not only did he win by over 4 MINUTES!! but he also was the fastest rider in the whole youth category, when i say fastest, I mean if he started with the U16s he would have won that too by over a minute. An impeccable ride if you ask me.
Part 2 is of the final NDCXL league race, in Broxtowe. With all the wet weather in the past week it was quite surprising to see that the course was quite slippery and not as boggy and wet like it typically would be at this time. That fell into my favour as I prefer that type of course. now onto the race. From the start l was leading, getting the holeshot up the road. Then out of the woods I got a lead of 20 seconds. Every lap I pulled away from the Main Field by up to 1 minute and at the end my lead totalled of a whole 2 minutes. This was my first overall win as an U16 and the best way to finish the Cyclocross season.
It felt like a big step up from my club Dolan which I had pretty much outgrown. Although both have an aluminium frame the Moda is more streamlined and comes with carbon forks. It felt good straight away and only needed a few tweaks to make the ride perfect (dropping the stem for the ride I'm used to). It really is the whole package for the type of track bike that I need at the moment, with its American Classic wheels. The only things that I needed to change were the 44cm handlebars which felt huge (swapped for some 40s) and the sprocket, because I need youth gears.
I can't wait to race it.
|Some of the Architecture in Ghent is amazing!|
Thanks to Tom, Vicky, Alex and Matilda for taking me!
|This is the favourite photo that I took over the weekend|
- Ilio making a move
|This is Ilio's move to take the win|
|This bank was REALLY steep (Photo from Steph's Photo Page on Facebook)|
The NDCXL was a great event with an amazing and challenging course providing interesting racing when the weather took it's turn for the worst! (rain to say the least!!)
I've always enjoyed racing at my home grounds of Holme Pierrepont. Seeing the trees whip past when we race through Wildman Woods is always a fun section of when I race at HPP. This was an awesome race and I really enjoyed the course, after a couple of weeks of not feeling very competitive. I was racing in a group of three with James Swadling and Tim Elsmore-Martin, it was very difficult and I needed to really dig in and attacked once to drop the first of them, and again to drop the second. I was really pleased to secure my 5th place in the final positions, against some tough competition ahead. Well done Toby Barnes who won... convincingly.
|You can make a cyclocross hurdle really easily|
Firstly go shopping for some 40mm press fit waste pipe. Make sure you get press fit or else it will fall apart.
2x 2m by 40mm press fit waste pipe
2x 40mm 'T' section
2x 40mm 90° section
Two weeks later I was recovering really well and I strapped up my hand and put on a special glove that we had made to protect it. I could change gear, brake and steer and so I gave it a go. I finished third behind Alex Haines and Emile Alexander so was really pleased that I might still be able to finish the road race season.
Over the course of the next few weeks Leicester Road Club started working really well together and make it really difficult to make a break work. They were pretty awesome at times but I had Will Beech and Alfie Lofthouse from Nottingham Clarion who were brilliant team mates and I owe them because they really helped in some of the toughest races. Over the next few weeks me and Alex Haines shared the wins but I took the leaders jersey and held it for the rest of the summer.
It was really hard work training to keep my edge over the Leicester Force and I have to thank my coaches at Nottingham Clarion and also Dean and Tom at Prestwold where I learned a lot.
My brother got a quadcopter and he decided to make a movie of one of my races at Mallory Park. Thankfully I managed to win this race but it was really tough racing against Emile Alexander who I managed to outsprint. My sister also won so we love Jack's video!
We think it's great - enjoy!
Mallory Park Youth Racing June 2015 from Neil Mansfield on Vimeo.
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