Rider News: Adam Kenway
At the recent British Omnium Championships, British Hill Climb Champion Adam Kenway was 9th which for a rider more used to racing up hill, it was a great result.
In a few weeks, Adam and many of the team’s riders will be warming up for the major events to come in local races and when asked why a British Hill Climb Champion is racing a track event, Adam replied “It’s super close to where I live and so it would be wrong not to come down and do it”.
“I also hope it will help me build up the speed in the legs for events like the Tour Series as well as giving me something a bit different to do training wise. I have been trying to mix up the big base miles during the winter and do the track league as well. Doing these sharp efforts keeps that speed in the legs because it is very easy to get bogged down with a lot of base miles.”
Asked how many miles he would do, Adam says “I try to do around 300 a week and a track league and another interval session and then once a month, I’ll try and get abroad where I’ll do 500 miles. I went to Calpe straight after the New Year for a week and got a good week in there as the weather was great. It was good to test out the new kit like the Mavic shoes with the Raleigh GAC shorts and jersey too.”
Adam also got to test his new Raleigh Militis bike for the coming season. “The new bike is fantastic and coming from a climbing background, I wanted a really light bike and that’s what I have got really. The SRAM groupset is also super light and works spot on. In the mountains abroad, it was great climbing and descending”.
He also likes his new Mavic shoes! “I have worn Mavic before and love the shoes. They sit well on the feet when riding and the tightening mechanism is really crisp.” And getting the shoe plates in the right place we asked getting technical? “I have a fitting jig for the plates in a bike shop I work in and the plates are spot on now”.
Finally, Adam explains it’s a bit hard to know where the form is right now but he feels it is as good or better than where he wants it to be. “Hopefully, I will be out in Calpe soon and will meet up with Ryan Perry and keep the base miles up with few intervals as well and get ready for racing”.
We look forward to seeing Adam and some of the other riders on Merseyside in a few weeks.