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Rider of the Week, Pete Lawlor!

Rider of the week, Pete Lawlor!

Why do you ride? right I cycle for fitness company when I get out with you guys. Cycled as a teenager on road bike, glen my best mate and me both brought Raleigh pulsar racing bikes and would cycle to ironbridge every Sunday without fail from Great Wyrley. We carried a bottle of orange juice and some sarnies. We would eat sarnies under the bridge and ride home. I got back into cycling at 40, until my hip fell apart in 2013. I had a new hip replacement and 7 months later was riding again. I was a member of DMW Bridgetown cycles in the first year after my op. I completed 8000 miles and won the most improved rider, and the hill climb for my category. I joined SOLR as i heard great things about them, no politics and a great bunch… and you all are.

What do you dislike about cycling? I dislike snobbery over bike brands, people afford what they can and if they are cycling that’s All good. Also people riding poorly, not to road signs, lights and 3 a Brest. This gives cyclists bad feedback.

What do you like about cycling? Everything.

What is your favourite Bike? i love Trek Domane due to comfort riding position and ISO coupling.

And on your bucket list?I am 50 next January I want to do a coast to coast way of the roses, Fred Whitton , NC500 before I die lol maybe some of these next year.

What is your Drink at the Cafe stops? coffee strong.

Toughest hill you have taken on? Hardest climb has to be the devils elbow on the dragon ride this year in 30 degrees heat wow!

Music to listen to while repeating Style Cop climbs? I am a mod always have been so would have to be the who album quadrophenia.


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