As a youngster I enjoyed sport and represented my school at rugby, football, athletics, hockey and cricket.
I took up cycling at at the age of 14 and at 15 years old gained 4th place at the Juvenile National 10 mile Time trial championships. Breaking the 10 mile competition record with 20-56 and then winning the National 25 Championship aged 17 in 1976 were my highlights as a junior.
On turning to road racing as a first year senior I soon gained my 1st Cat licence, and success in this discipline led to international selection, following a spell of racing for the Guidon club De St Cyprienne Blagnac whilst living in the Midi Pyrenees area of France.
More achievements at national level followed, with a Bronze medal in the RTTC National 4 Up 100 km Team time trial champs held in Devon and a Silver medal in the RTTC 12 hour champs held in Wales.
A shot at distance running then followed with the opportunity to satisfy my competitive urge. Despite having fewer hours available for training, my rewards were a 33-02 10k, a 72 minute half marathon and a 2-30 Marathon in Manchester.
Eventually, combining cycling and running allowed me to compete at European and World level in age group Duathlon.
Particular highlights were Several Golds at the Nationals followed by a Gold Medal at the European Championships in Budapest, Hungary and following that winning a Silver medal at the World championships held near Charlotte, North Carolina USA.
Whilst training for Duathlons, as fun preparation I rode a couple of road races and managed to win a British National road race age group title.
Introduced to a bike for the first time
4th GHS 10 mile Time Trial Championships
3rd Regional Circuit Championships (u16)
Represented region at road and stage races in UK and abroad
National Competition Record Junior 10 mile RTTC time trial 20min 56sec
Gold Medal National RTTC Junior 25 mile Time Trial Champion
Silver Medal RTTC Junior Best All Rounder competition
Gained 1st cat. road racing licence (equivalent to an Elite licence)
Numerous wins in road and stage races and time trials
Spent season racing for Guidon Club St. Cyprienne Blagnac, France
Several top 5 placings in premier trophy road races
Represented Great Britain riding in theTour of Luxembourg
Numerous RTTC time trial wins
Bronze Medal 100km 4up RTTC National Team Time Trial Championships
Silver Medal RTTC National 12 hour Championships
Running personal best times:
10km: 33min 02sec
Half marathon:72 mins
Marathon:2hrs 30m 17s: Silver Medal British Masters National Championships
Started competing in Duathlon and Triathlon events
Silver Medal Age Group National Duathlon Championships
World Duathlon Age Group Championships Rimini, finished 13th
Gold Medal Age Group European Duathlon Championships Budapest
Silver Medal Age Group World Duathlon Champs North Carolina
Gold Medal Age Group National Championships
Numerous Road Race and Time trial wins
South West BAR winner
New Personal Best Time 10 miles:20min 46sec
All Time Personal Best Time Trial Times
10 miles:20m 46s
25 miles:50m 33s
50 miles:1hr 50m 17s
100miles:3hr 50m 10s
12 hours: 273.6 miles