With 2018 just around the corner, it’s time to bring things up to date, and add in news for the start of the new season.
The big news is that I will no longer be riding for BCDS, instead racing and riding for Giant Halo CC, the same team that I guested for in the junior Tour of Ireland. Giant Halo is a team I have always aspired to ride for as I have progressed through the age groups, and hope I can live up to the succcess that the team has experienced with National Series Overall wins as well as individual rounds and foreign nationals. I’m looking forward to riding along side strong riders of which are already good friends, and under the leadership of team manager Peter Georgi. I’m also looking forward to riding the team bike, a Giant TCR Advanced Pro, and getting some top results on it.
However I have thoroughly enjoyed my time riding for BCDS, and am very much grateful for the opportunities that the team has given me to race at national levels with a well respected and known team, not just as an individual rider. The set up has brought me on as a rider massively, and I can only thank the club for providing that opportunity for me to develop my skills, individually and as a team rider, where previously I have raced alone. The team dynamic also allowed me to create some great friendships, that are sometimes rare in cycling, where riders are focused solely on their own aims, instead of for the greater good of those around them.