Ever since the Olympics I've been really inspired to take up a sport. The Olympics really had a lasting impression on me. I've always regretted the fact that I've never really been bought up around sport. I'm only 17 so I don't think I've left it too late to get really good at something. I was thinking of taking up tennis but I'd have to learn that from scratch, and cycling comes more naturally because I have the physique for it already (solid legs, little upper-body). I'm not going to jump the *** and say that it'll be easy or anything but my plan is to train the rest of this year and next, then join a cycle club when I move to a different city to study, and then hopefully I'll be good enough to enter road races and hopefully do well before too long. I know that entering races and doing well is a good way to get exposure.
I guess I should say that right now my goal is to get good enough to do well in races, not necessarily to go pro. That would be further down the track. Like I said, not jumping the ***.