Adopt A Rider - Simon Richarson

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Track 1k and maybe 4k once track fit
Road bike TT at moment as struggling with TT position and injury
Road/circuit/crit racing
Zwift races

As able-bodied race I am back to 3rd cat vet as rebuilding my cat level (I was a 1st at one time pre accident)
As disabled I am C4 (even though I don't agree with BC)

This year I did what I wanted to get fit with some races thrown in. I won a road bike TT and got some times I wanted
For 2024 I want to try and win more able-bodied races and disabled races and I am also racing in the masters so will try in there as well.
(Again because of BC Paris is a no go as they will not hear my appeal as I am still waiting on stuff off them, as in how I walk unaided even though I use a wheelchair)

As a rider I don't give up even if it takes me a few years to get back and I will kill myself to get a team mate a win. I worked as domestic for the team in the mountains races and had free range on rolling/flat courses as I have always been more a sprinter

I used to enjoy the quiet part of riding by myself but then I got in the BC team so that stopped, I just like being on the bike and I enjoy riding in the wet. I also lover the mountains I may not be fast going up but I am going down as very good at riding a course blind as my old teammates will tell you

Why I started is a strange one really as I was in my 30s when I started. I had been riding motorcycles since 17. Going away for my wife's birthday, big open road turning across road in to petrol station and a car overtook us and hit us side on. Lucky my wife bounced and I broke my finger all the right gear on. It killed my confidence so I started riding a mountain bike got up to 50 mile rides and switched to a cad2 Cannondale road bike and went from there.

If you want more of my timeline just let me know but I think most know about what happened from first accident in 2001 up to big accident in 2011

Want to contribute to the success of Saint Piran?

Introducing our new and exclusive Adopt a Rider scheme! 

Rider adoptions will give a huge boost to Saint Piran. Not only will they help fund the racing programme, but also the support mechanisms to ensure their continued safety and wellbeing, both physical and mental. We are the first UK continental team to offer in-house coaching and mental wellbeing support through EDelia. Your generous sponsorship will also contribute to our Road to Net-Zero movement, helping us move towards a more sustainable future.

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