Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Season 2012...over and out!

My 2012 season began way back on the 19/02 and with my final race on the 14/10, it is finally time to relax, reflect and look ahead to the rest of 2012, 2013 and beyond!
There have been ups and there have been downs (expected as a cyclist) but the good times always outweigh the bad. All in all I took 3 wins this year, 1 overall classement win, and 3 further podium placings amongst other 10's. As always I lived up to my reputation of riding aggressively, attacking at every opportunity and helping to get the Soenens Construkt Glas colours out front in the bike race. As well as this I again got to show this year my selfless side as a cyclist, helping my fellow teammates all in the name of the team performance. All proving that satisfaction in this sport dosn't just simply come from winning alone, but giving 100% on the road!

In case you missed them, here are a couple of videos of breakaway action this year:

And so to some credits for 2012. Firstly I would like to thank everyone at Cycling Team Soenens Construkt Glas for your support this year. Its been a great year riding with and representing this team!

To my coach/trainer/therapist Luc Wante, who has been the one responsible for my successes this year by again keeping my body in great working order week after week for the duration of the season. Also to Dr Piet Daneels for again getting me healthy during illness. Both of whom are helping me to continue progressing in the sport.

To the Dave Rayner Fund and the Grays Public Purposes and Recreational Charity for there financial support this year. I am so grateful for your support and you have made this year possible. And never taken for granted...I ofcourse continued racing hard from start to finish in the chase of prize money on the kermesse circuit!

To other individual sponsors and helpers who supported me in one way or another with equipment/products. This includes Blair Morgan and Paligap for continued support with 'Cycleops' Power equipment. To Allen Bridge who helped me out with 'CNP' nutritional products and to James White Drinks for support towards 'Beet It' products.

To Martin Williamson and Ed Hood at VeloVeritas (www.veloveritas.co.uk) for continuing to support me in my cycling career and continuing to publish my blog posts on there website.
And finally (last but not least!) to all my family and friends for the continued support. So many people to mention by name, but ofcourse my parents and brother and everyone else that has followed, been part of and/or supported me this year. Im sure you know who you are...it means everything!
And so time to put the feet up for a bit...the future awaits! Until next time...