Before I went to Cambridge, I had been mainly a mountain biker, and the only racing I'd done was cross-country. But when I
found myself out in the badlands of the fens, I started riding on the road, and since CUCC was very much a testing club, started
riding time trials. I started off racing on my Trek 370, but soon yearned for something more specific. At the time I was working
occasionally for a bike shop back home, who did me a deal on the Scott in the spring of 1996. It was sold as a triathlon bike, but
the steep seat angle suits me for time trialling. It has dual 650C wheels which is a bit different in time trial circles, but it goes pretty
well! It hasn't changed much from the original spec, except for various different handlebar/stem configurations before settling on
the current set up which gets me low enough.
Reluctantly sold in 2005 - I hadn't ridden it in over three years, and despite the sentimental attachment, I needed the space!
My first 'For Racing Only' bike - though back then I was doing a lot of time trials - about three a week all season, so it has had
plenty of use. Single 55 tooth chainring, 11-19 block: this is just about going fast! Though admittedly I do put a 21T on the back
for hillys! This bike won me a lot of BUSA championship medals during my four years at Cambridge.