Name: Juliette Clark
Occupation: Financial Markets Analyst
Reason behind passion for road biking?: After many years as a runner (and a few as a triathlete / duathlete) an achilles injury led me back to cycling. In the early days it was all about having fun and I thoroughly enjoyed hacking around the Sussex countryside with a group of guys, even though we met at 6 am on Saturdays at Brighton Pier. Believe me, after rising at 5.30 am each work day, there had to be something special about this weekly group-ride to get me out of bed that early at the weekend, and I owe a lot to those guys. It wasn't long before my competitive spirit returned and soon I had bought a new bike (or two), and became a 'tester'. Time trials were my weekly challenge and even the prospect of racing up and down the Nation's soul-less dual-carriageways did little to dampen my enthusiasm. I achieved many goals and thoroughly enjoyed testing myself in the purest form, me against the clock.
In 2010 I had the privilege of participating in both The London-Paris and The Alpine Challenge and had an amazing time. This exposed me to new physical tests and mental experiences, and was a glimpse of how much I still want to do. I hope that my drive and desire continue to prosper and that I have many more miles of fun to come.
The event was organised to an exceptionally high standard. The day to day support (out-riders, mechanics, lunch, snacks and sports products) was fantastic. Combined with the camaraderie amongst the crew and other riders, this was a very special experience for me and a great personal achievement.
Juliette Clark - (Sigma Pink Jersey Winner, Alpine Challenge 2010)
Name: Ian Holmes
Occupation: Police Officer
Reason behind passion for road biking?: I ride for Virgin Active Health clubs, competing in road racing events during the season. I got into cycling through Triathlon back in the 90's.
I moved onto Mountain bike racing and later road racing following an injury that prevented me from running, it's a great way to remain fit and competitive without the impact.
The Alpine challenge 2010 was the perfect end to the race season and was the most enjoyable 4 days I have spent on a bike. Fantastic mountain climbs, first class support and above all great fun. See you in 2011!!
Ian Holmes - (Sigma Red Jersey Winner, Alpine Challenge 2010)
Redhill cyclist Visser sees off the pros at the Cape RouleurFriday 27th March 2015
It has been a busy winter for cyclist Ryan Visser, who capped off a successful six months with a second-place finish at the Cape Rouleur three-day stage race earlier this month. Visser, from St John's in Redhill, was the top placed amateur in the ProAm competition, coming second to South Africa's Nicholas Dlamini of the MTN-Qhubeka and finishing ahead of many of the professional cyclists.Read More ...
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