John has raced all cycling disciplines over a 40-year span; he is an ex-professional having raced for prestigious teams such as Specialized UK, Peugeot, Muddy Fox and BMW Proflex. During his career he has ridden numerous world cup races and the cyclo-cross and MTB World Championships.
He now competes in the Veteran’s category, and says it’s no easier as he continues to race against the same riders as he did as a pro! His main concentration is cyclo-cross. A typical training week includes a Saturday race, a long ride on a Sunday, a recovery ride on a Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays are split days of riding to work and back (90 minutes) and then a turbo interval session. Leaving Wednesdays for a long steady ride (2½ hrs) or a cyclo-cross skills session in the park.
Nutrition is key to performance and recovery, even more so when juggling a full-time job and a very energetic 7-year-old son. Lifestyle and organisation are also key to a successful season, Johnny likes to leave no stone unturned!
This year Johnny hopes to have a good National Trophy Series with some wins in local events. He will also travel to Belgium in December for the Cyclo-cross World Masters Championship and hopes for a good performance before moving up a category next year.
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