Friday, 6 January 2012

Rider Bio: Alex Avery, Sam Cycling Race Team

Name: Alex Avery 

Tell us a bit about you: Started cycling in 2008, won Lincolnshire Juvenile 25mile TT Champs in 2009. Attend University of Derby studying Business Studies. 

Nickname: Avery 

2012 Bike: a Karbona built with Campag Veloce group set and a pair of plain carbon wheels

And Dream Bike: Dream bike would have to be a Wilier Cento 1 SLR.
Image courtesy of

What got you into cycling: No joke: My Grandma rides a bike to get around and in the Summer of 2007, I went for a 3 or 4 mile ride with her. I was knackered at the end of it and I rode throughout the summer of 2007, joined my local club in 2008 and then got bitten by the bug! My Dad rode in the 70s and 80s so he has helped me get into it as well.

Heroes: Thomas Voeckler (pictured below), Sylvain Chavenel, Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish

Thomas Voeckler in Yellow at the Tour De France courtesy of  petitbrun (CC Flickr)

Hopes for 2012 and beyond: Win at least one Road Race, continue improving. After 2012, hope the results keep on coming and one day become a pro. Oh yeah and get a Degree (haha)!

Interests outside the sport: Socialising, seeing friends, that sort of thing 

Favourite ride/ place to ride: Since moving to Derby, I love riding around the Peak District, the Matlock, Bakewell area but when I'm home I enjoy a riding with a few mates and sprinting to just about every sign we see!

Good luck to Alex in 2012 

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