I started cycling at age 11, after receiving a road bike one Christmas. I then joined local cycling club, Towy Riders, which was run by Neil Hunt. This led to racing both cyclocross and closed circuit races, before progressing to the Welsh Junior Programme as a first year junior. I gained my first experience of stage racing and International competition during 2012, whilst in Belgium with the Welsh Junior team. Later that year, momentum built, as I claimed a 5th place in the Junior Tour of Wales, and went on to win the National Junior Time Trial Championships.
During 2013, I was accepted as a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme. This provided me with regular training camps and an International race calendar. 2013 felt like a whirlwind season, as I went on to finish a credible 7th in the Junior World Road Race Championships. My season's highlight was becoming the first Welshman to win the Junior Tour of Wales, as well as finishing 2nd on GC at the Giro Internazionale Della Lunigiana.
As one door closed, with my junior career coming to an end, another opened in the form of joining Madison Genesis for the 2014 season. My first season as a senior rider brought with it plenty of learning and some unexpected results too. Winning the National U23 Time Trial Championships on home soil was certainly the highlight of my year; as well as placing 10th whilst representing Wales at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games Road Race.
Having guested for GB during 2014, 2015 sees me join the British Cycling Olympic Academy Programme on a full-time basis. I'm excited to be a member of the U23 squad, and hope to build on the successes I had last year. Joining the Academy means that I'm now based in Manchester; riding both track and road. I have high aspirations for the season and hope for a successful road campaign.