Member Profile: William Hornby

Member Profile: William Hornby

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Meet William from Devon, who enjoys the social aspect of cycling as well as pushing his limits with the Cycle Sport South Hams.


William Hornby




Kingsbridge, Devon


Cycle Sport South Hams

What kind of riding do you do?

Road riding mostly and as often as I can with a group

What do you enjoy most about cycling?

I enjoy a lot of things about cycling from competing in races, hard training rides with my club mates, riding through the roughest weather when I imagine others are stuck in indoors and of course long Sunday rides with a cafe stop to eat some cake!

William Hornby

What’s your favourite ride?

Devon is full of interesting roads but up to Moretonhampstead via the Haytor climb on which Simon Yates won a stage of the Tour of Britain in 2013 is an excellent ride from Kingsbridge.

What’s your top cycling tip to share?

It's great fun to ride with a group and other cyclists can definitely encourage you to keep improving your fitness. A lot of riders are put off joining clubs or taking part in club rides, thinking they’re not fast or fit enough, but there are clubs and rides suitable for everyone once they start riding with the club they wished they had done it sooner.

If you had a tandem, who would you like to ride it with?

Sean Kelly because of his excellent achievements as a racing cyclist winning some of the biggest races in the world like Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Nice. He is now one of my favourite commentators for cycle races on TV as he seems to know the sport very well from his years of racing at the top of the sport.

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