George Wood

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Name
George Wood

Age
18

Where do you live
Sheffield

What attracted you to Cycling Sheffield
The opportunity to race the biggest races in the UK and the potential for foreign races. Also, riding for a team that represents my home city.

Aims for 2021
To gain experience in the big UK races like the prems, maybe get a result and to get my hands in the air at least once.

First bike
I had a red Trek Jet with stabilisers when I was 3 and it had something like 12 inch wheels.

Earliest cycling hero
Probably Niki Terpstra after his 2018 Flanders win because I only started watching cycling properly when I gave racing a proper go which was also 2018.

First race you watched
I think it was the 2010 Tour de France when Andy Schleck dropped his chain and Contador took the lead. The first race I watched in person was the 2014 Tour stage 2 when it came to Sheffield and then we went to France and saw it twice, close to where we were staying.

The first race I rode
A White Rose Youth League race in 2016 at Forge Valley, got lapped and pulled out a lap early.

Favourite race to watch
Tour of Flanders because I think it has the most exciting racing, although the Tour de France this year was crazy.

Fondest cycling memory
The last team camp I had with Team JRC in 2019. Said goodbye and had some leaving presents but all the boys were there so it was a great time.

Favourite place to ride
Definitely the peaks. On my doorstep, the best riding in the country and every road is either up or down.

Social media links
Instagram – @g.wood_
Twitter – @_George_Wood_
Website – www.georgewoodcycling.co.uk

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