Off the back of this year's AGM, we are delighted to be welcoming Steve Large onto the RLSCC Committee as our new CX Rep. To help us all get to know a little more about Steve, and his role, he's shared a bit about himself as part of our Meet the Committee series.
How long have you been on the committee?
about 7 days
What does your role entail?
To promote cyclocross within the club and hopefully to organise our own races as part of the West Midlands CycloCross League.
What is your Cycling discipline?
Mostly road (as it’s easy) and mountain bike a fair bit, and cyclocross in the autumn / winter.
What do you ride?
Trusty old carbon Ribble road bike (soon to be upgraded), Specialized Epic, Trek ProCal mtb’s and a Kinesis CX bike.
Plus a lovely steel Colnago on sunny rides with café stops
How long have you been with the club?
What do you enjoy about the RLSCC?
Full of like minded people – who just want to ride their bikes and have some fun doing it.
What is your most significant cycling achievement?
Probably the Tour Divide Race in 2022 – Banff in Canada to the Mexico border (2665 miles) in 19 days. Either that or the Trans Cambrian Way double (Knighton to Machynlleth to Knighton) in 28 hours in 2018 (a record no one has beaten since!)
Who is your cycling hero?
Not sure I have many, but Tommy Godwin is up there - he set the year record of 75065 miles in 1939. Proper tough cyclist – out in any weather for a minimum 200 miles per day (300 some days). Imagine that on a steel framed bike with rubbish lights, poor roads and only a handful of gears. A record not to be beaten until 2015!
What cycling event or discipline would you like to have a go at?
I like the remote long distance rides, so the Great North Trail to Cape Wrath piques my interest, plus numerous other trails (mostly in the UK, but I’m sure there are some crackers elsewhere too).
What is your cycling mantra?
Don’t be Soft