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Terry Birtles

  Triathlon – Ironman 70.3 / Olympic

First bike:  Scott S20

Favourite racing circuit: Not a circuit but my favourite ride is a 90k loop from my house into the Derbyshire peaks and back, oh and not forgetting the Jonny Towers challenge circuit!

Favourite/most inspiring cyclist:  Mark Cavendish

Favourite/most inspiring sports personality:  James Cracknell – one of the most determined men of recent times

Most inspiring cycling performance of 2011:  Sebastian Kienle – only because he passed me like I was stationary on the Ocean-lava triathlon in Lanzarote, oh and then went on to win the event by 7 mins!

Most inspiring sports performance of 2011:  Marco Simoncelli. RIP Marco. Reminded me that every day is a gift and that life is for living.

Likes:  Gadgets, Saturday morning swimming with my 3 year old son, post-race beers! 

Dislikes:  Simon Cowell, Beige foods

Favourite music:  Varying amounts of Rock, Pop, Cheese and Sleaze!

Favourite band/artist:  Deacon Blue / Frank Sinatra (?) I know random eh…                         

Most inspiring pre-race music:  Black Eyed Peas & The theme from Rocky!

Cycling goals for 2012: Top 20 finish in the Tatton & Capesthorne Olympic triathlon

When I’m not cycling or thinking about cycling I like to: Swim and Run and spend hours washing various amounts of lycra!

If the great goddess of cycling granted you just one wish per year, what would this be for 2012? 



Jan 20, 2012 | Category: Senior Team, Team Members | Comments: none