Rider Profile : Carl Dyson

Carl is our most recent member to join the Love Velo CC team. A keen cyclist competing in several different disciplines, now riding for Leicester  Forest Cycling Club.
See below to find out more.

How long have you been cycling for?

My family are keen cyclists and so I have been riding a bike since I was about 4. However my Dad, uncle and Grandad were all keen cyclists and racers, I started racing when I was about 14. Im 33 now, so I have been cycling for some time! My family love cycling and my parents come to all of my races still, so its something we all share as a common interest.

Biggest cycling achievement?

The achievement i’m most proud of is becoming a junior national TT champion in 2002. It was totally unexpected and I couldn’t believe it when I came first. Also last year i was really proud to finish in the top 100 in La Marmotte.

What you most like about cycling?

I enjoy the freedom of being out and to get to places and see things you normally wouldn’t. I love the competition racing though.

What do you do when not riding your bike?

When not cycling I try not to do too much at all! Relaxing with a BBQ is top of the list at the moment with all the amazing sunny weather were having.

Where is the best place you have cycled?

I love the French Alps. I love the mountains and the history of the area.

Dream Bike:

Pinarello F10 on SRAM eTAP  with Zipp 404 wheels.

Favourite Café Stop:

Eye Kettleby Fisheries, a little stop nearby where I live in Leicestershire

Best training ride:

I have a few little routes I enjoy, but I have a 50mile route that takes in Beacon and up to Tilton-on-the-Hill again in Leicestershire. That’s a go to if I am stuck for ideas.

Random Fact:

Not really a random fact, but a food I shouldn’t eat but always enjoy is fish and chips! Even better if by the coast 🙂

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