Meet a Subscriber - Tom Picking
This month we're meeting Tom Picking the Michael Dawson look alike, proud father of two kids and half glass full type of person, preferably with a nice drop of Pinot noir.
Name: Tom Picking
Age (it is only a number!!): 43
Occupation: Building Surveyor
Tell us about yourself: Married father of two who's fighting off the middle age spread with cycling.
Are you on Social Media? Yes: Facebook and Linkedin
Cycle club: Kenilworth Wheelers
What was your first bike? BMX but can't remember which brand!
Current bike: Giant Advanced TCR
Dream bike: Hand built Titanium bike from Enigma
Favourite place to ride: Locally in the Cotswolds and on holiday in Scotland
If you could cycle anywhere in the world, where would it be? Northern Italy
Why is cycling special to you? It's the ability to make your own adventure along with the freedom riding gives you.
Biggest cycling achievement: Completing 2018 Etape du Tour, riding the 169 miles with 4,756 meters of elevation.
Do you have a yearly distance target? No distance just try to cycle at least 3 times per week, no matter what the weather is doing!
Any cycle trips coming up? Tour of Flanders
Do you have any health goals? Lose weight and build up my core strength and endurance.
What benefits do you feel from taking VitxCycle? Being a Coeliac I have various vitamin and mineral deficiencies which VitxCycle helps me to address and also my joint pain has subsided.
How would you describe your cycling style? Grinder!