Carl Dedman - Athlete Ambassador
Have you always been into sport?
I cycled for pleasure when I was younger. Got back into around 2010 to help with fitness and health. Now addicted.
How did you first get into cycling?
I got into cycling initially for health issues. But very quickly became hooked and 9 years later, I still look forward to every chance I get to ride my bike. The health issues have been helped greatly. But my head is in a much better place because of the fitness levels have increased.
What has been your favourite race to date and why?
Pinarello gran Fondo in treviso Italy just for the amazing feeling of riding in Italy through the mountains with 15000 other people.
What is your proudest achievement?
Completed a coast to coast 400 mile ride in aid of the Bobby on a bike charity.
Have you ever had any racing disasters?
Gave time trialling a go for short while my best time came with a very hard last 1-2k only to find I was running on a flat rear.
How do you overcome setbacks?
Try again straight away never dwell on what went wrong learn and go again.
What advice do you wish you'd been given when you first started out?
Ride with somebody who takes you just out of your comfort zone to help you improve at all times.
What are your goals?
After Covid times just to ride some mass participation sportives first of all.
Who inspires you?
People who have a positive outlook on life no matter what they are currently working through.
Why work with Sundried?
Love the idea of eco friendly/recycled materials being produced and promoted. Exercise apparel is a massive business and we all need to do our bit for the world we live in.
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