We would like to introduce you to OTE Fuelled Athlete Harry Godding. Harry rides for the Under 23 Catford CC Equipe Banks Team, which is based in the south of the UK. The team is also one of only 10 teams registered as ‘Elite’ by British Cycling. OTE are excited to be fuelling such a young team with great prospects in 2015.
Name: Harry Godding
Location: Maidstone, Kent
Can mostly be found: Either on my bike, in the kitchen or walking the dog on the North Downs.
Sporting background: None! My Brother got me into cycling at the age of 16, I used to (and sometimes still do) spend my weekends working on steam engines!
Ambition in Life: Ever since I started cycling I’ve always said I want to challenge myself and see where I end up, I’ve got no specific aims other than to enjoy myself and push myself as far as I can. Weather that be riding strongly in British Cycling Premier Calendars or bigger UCI events I’m not really fussed, but obviously the bigger the race the bigger the kick you get for doing well! At the moment I’m part of a great team (Catford CC Equipe/Banks) and I’m really enjoying racing with the guys; we get a chance to have a shot at some of the bigger races in the UK and there was talk of doing the Ras in Ireland amongst others. Sadly that won’t be happening this year but I think it shows we all have ambition in the way we’d rather push ourselves and get stuck in at bigger races, it definitely makes you a stronger rider!
Race Goals for 2015: I’ve had a slow start to the year, but my main goals lie later in the summer. I’d like to put in a decent ride at the National RR Championships in June as that’s a real measure of you against everyone in the UK, and then the GP of Wales is a real highlight for me. I went well there in 2013 as a first year senior and would like to see how I’ve progressed since! Whilst I’ll be aiming for top 20 finished then top 10s in National As, it’s always nice to get some wins in local races too. I won the Eastbourne GP last year so might have to return to defend that title, especially since it falls on my dad’s birthday!
Favourite OTE Product: Chocolate Whey Protein recovery drink straight after a hard race!
Thanks very much for your time Harry and good luck to you and the team with your up and coming races. You can follow Hary over on twitter @HarryGodding and his team @Catfordbanks.
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