Growing up against a background of the Meet and other racing, cycling evolved from a childhood transport to mainstay of training individual for my main passion of winter sports, always as an individual. Post retirement, in 2004 through the unlikely combination of a collapsing chimney stack, the fire brigade and a 4 year old son, I became involved with the renaissance of RCC in my first venture into club cycling, to become Treasurer. As part of the team that resurrected the Cyclists’ Meet I organised the Elite Richmond GP races, in parallel developing a role in the sport’s governance and serving as Chairman of British Cycling North East region for a time. Focussing since on Elite events, as a founding member of Nutcracker, I organised the British Cycling National MTB XC Champs at Aske in 2011 and now as part of Velo29, the National Road Champs at Stockton in 2016. In addition to my National Series Elite events I regularly assist other organisers on National and International events and work as part of Brother Neutral Race Service. My main claim to fame (or infamy, in the appalling conditions!) was rescuing G’s Commonwealth Gold at Glasgow with a wheel change at 5k to go.