And as a cyclist yourself, what’s your favourite ride?
My favourite loop out a back road to my home village, lush and green. Quiet. And I get lost in my thoughts. Love that. The bike is always a way of escaping in your head.
It doesn’t happen as much as I’d like.
I know that feeling. We live in North Yorkshire, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, and yet I never seem to get out as often I want to.
Ours is a little village that has given us great tough cycling legends:
Eddie Dunbar, Mick Cahill, and Páidí ó Brien.
Karen Seán is from Carrick. He’s one of my idols. I still get star struck when I see him; such a joker. A great character too.
I love his comment about his bike, his car and his wife… Important in that order. A tough rider, never willingly beaten.
Never. I look up to that character – never give in.
I never dwell on negatives. I just want to keep pushing as I can go. I was told that I’d never make it as a photographer. Best thing I ever did. Drove more on even more.