This rider profile is with one of our newest members, Darren Williams. Although he’s only been with the club for a short time his enthusiasm for racing is already well known.
Name: Darren Williams
Where were you born: Melbourne, Australia
Occupation: Project Manager
Family: Married with 2 kids
Favourite Sporting Teams: Brisbane Lions (Born Fitzroy Supporter!) and Team Sky
Favourite Athletes: Jokke Sommer, (Norwegian Base Jumper and Wingsuit Pilot, very inspiring person)
Favourite Movies: Modern Day Bond Films
Favourite Music: Anything with a good beat
Favourite Food: Wood fired Pizza…my own!
Childhood Ambition: To travel
Hobbies: Family, Cycling and Windsurfing
How long have you been riding? Since February this year (2014)
When did you start racing? 19th October 2014 – Red Rock Classic in Colac
What other sports have you been involved in? Football, Windsurfing, Surfing, Sailing and Cycling
Age Group and Handicap mark – 40-45yrs, B Grade in Crits, 4.30 minutes Last Road Race
Why did you join the club? To meet like-minded people and improve my riding
Do you have any goals to achieve? Ride with the scratch group and stay with them …. One day not too far away I hope!
Your greatest racing achievement? So far 4th in the Jack Griffin, 2nd at the Crits
Best? First race at Colac – was a ‘Baptism of Fire’ and Cycling on a new level – Awesome!
Worst? Being dropped ANYTIME
What’s your favourite training or social ride? Past Bells and up Jarosite, Aireys Inlet and Lorne, Ceres
How often do you ride? As often as I can while staying in contact with the family
Race Bike: Pinnarello FP3
Training Bike: Only got one!
Other Bikes: Old Ridgeback Mountain Bike
Dream Bike: Pinnarello F8