I have been a professional cyclist for ten years (2012-2022) during which time I spent most of my career racing in the UK with Team Raleigh and Madison Genesis teams before stepping up to The World Tour for the 2020-2023 seasons when I was part of the Belgian Lotto Soudal team.
I have travelled the world with my career and had some success along the way including a stage win in Australia during the 2020 Tour Down Under and held leaders jerseys in Paris-Nice and Criterium du Daupiné.
I have too many highlights to list from my ten years on the road, but behind the scenes my route to the very top of the sport was far from straightforward. The main support I have had during my career came from my family and when I turned professional I had to build my own support network and try to navigate the professional ranks on my own. Without knowing it the past ten years have been a huge learning exercise during which I have picked up so much knowledge and expertise along the way.
I loved the sport of cycling right from the very start when I went to Manchester velodrome at the age of eight. I am keen to keep riding and training and to share what I have learned with others. This is why we are taking Holmes Cycling in a slightly different direction, trying to provide an exclusive cycling experience that is great for everybody involved. From 1:1 coaching to corporate events and brand partners plus everything in-between.
As a rider I made the most of my ability by always going on the attack and picking up several leaders jerseys including leading climbers jerseys in Paris-Nice and the Criterium du Dauphiné.
Now in my 60’s I started cycling at the age of 15 so that’s a lot of riding over the last 45 years. Road racing was my passion and during my career I have won over 60 races including 11 national titles in road and circuit racing for over 50’s, over 55’s and over 60’s masters categories.
I started my involvement with coaching about 10 years ago, completing both the ABCC Level 3 and BC Level 2 coaching awards before starting to work with riders to help them achieve their goals using a mix of old school experience blended with modern training techniques and monitoring tools such as heart rate monitors and power meters.
I enjoy helping riders get more out of their riding and achieve success either in races or simply by being fitter so they can enjoy their riding a little more
With Matthew now joining me full time here at Holmes Cycling, between us we have a huge wealth of experience and knowledge from grass roots racing all the way up to Grand Tour races such as the Giro D’Italia. Both Matthew and myself are here to help individual riders achieve their goals but as well as that Holmes Cycling are involved with large corporate organisations who like to build cycling events and challenges into their public image.