I began my career at the Maldon and District Cycling Club in Chelmsford. I then became part of the British Olympic Academy development team and won the under-23 version of the British Time Trial Championships in 2008 and 2009.
Both the road race and the time trial are hilly, and there's that ridiculous Olympic rule where if you do the time trial you have to do the road race as well. It does leave me, with the quality of climbers we have in the UK at the moment,with my back up against the wall at the moment. Certainly Froome can do a hilly time trial, but I'm not going to just sit back and say that's a done deal because I still want to give it a good crack and hopefully get there.
I am very motivated by the impact my success in cycling has on others. I am able to help others keep positively a positive spirit that haemophilia need not be an obstacle. In fact, a healthy active life can help reduce the effects of the condition, and I know I am promoting this at every opportunity.
As a haemophiliac I need to be prepared and manage my condition, then it is no longer an obstacle. PedalSure help commuters and enthusiasts alike prepare for their cycling adventures and I am pleased to be an Ambassador, and giving back to the community.