Q&A: Paul Morton takes up the challenge


Paul Morton from PMR@Toachim House who has been racing time trials for three years, takes up the VeloUK Q & A challenge

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Interview Q & A

Do you have a favourite discipline & why?
Paul: Time Trials as they allow me to race and have my own targets

What has been the highlight of 2013 for you?
Paul: Seeing women’s racing getting more recognition and the news of a Women’s Tour

Which race has been the best one (most fun) to do?
Paul: Bontrager Twentyfour12 (MTB) at Newnham Park

Do you coach yourself or have a coach to help structure your training?
Paul: I have a coach to point me in the right direction

How many hours a week would you train on and off the bike?
Paul: Around six fours

Do you tend to train alone or in a chaingang?
Paul: Chain gang as part of the fun of riding is being out with mates

Do you work full time/part time or a full time bike rider
Paul: Work full time

What is the best thing about racing bikes?
Paul: Finding the limit and then pushing it

And what is the one thing you enjoy least!
Paul: Training, riding along and rain

If you could change one of your weaknesses into a strength, which one would it be?
Paul: Not caring about final positions. I push myself for own mind not others

What type of bike do you ride and what type of groupset/wheels does it have?
Paul: Felt AR1, Zipp 404 Firecrest, Di2 (road), Planet X, zipp 404 front, USE disc, Di2

Are you ‘geeky’ when it comes to the equipment on the bike? Deep section wheels or not?
Paul: Proper geek, all the gear and no idea. Buy the best you can. Deep sections every time

What will you be doing training wise during the winter – as little as possible or a structured programme from a coach?
Paul: As little as I can, so the standard 30 mile a week commute on Brompton

Will you race at all in the winter?
Paul: Will do Boxing Day & New Year day 10m Time Trial

Do you have a specific winter training bike — mudgards or none?
Paul: Colnago Mix with mudguards! Friendlier to those who sit on your wheel

What is the one thing outside of pedalling the bike that you feel you need to learn to be a better bike rider?
Paul: Learn not get wound up by the small stuff

What do you enjoy doing most when not riding the bike?
Paul: Running my team and helping younger riders

Do you try and get away from the weather here and go abroad for a winter training camp?
Paul: I go with the family Mallorca every April for 2 weeks.

When do you expect to start racing in 2014?
Paul: Last week in April, a few open TT’s

What are the races you are looking forward to most in 2014?
Paul: I should say the Tour de France but I am very excited about Paris – Roubaix as always

thank you Paul and good luck!



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