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Hamish Horn

What event are your training for and what is your goal?
Abel Tasman Cycle Challenge (yet to decide), Ride the Rakaia, Le Race.

What it is your motivation for wanting to achieve this?
Personal Goals.  It’s there to be done and improved upon

What is your background and how did you get into your sport?
What background….. I was useless at sport as a kid!  I got told off by Doctor who said I should be exercising more I took him seriously and tried cycling. After a false start I was encouraged by my neighbour to get back on the bike. The rest has been all CP’s fault.

What is your favourite event/or training mission so far?
Le Race and Sunday Group Rides

When you have ridden Le Race you really know you’ve achieved something. Sundays always bring something different Brett (and Richard) just seems to have the knack of pushing you far enough but not too far

What is your favourite training ride/run/kayak/swim etc?
Summit Road particularly up the B*****d

Who is your inspiration?
No one really but after joining CP there are plenty of very good riders who just inspire you by their help and encouragement

Who is your biggest fan?
It has to be my son Alex, He was great support on Le Race and is keen to ride.

Do you have an inspirational quote that you would like to share?
There are two types of people in life. Those who are going to, and those who have done it. It’s better to be in the ‘Done It” camp.

You’re better at this than you realise. [R Greer April 2016] I think that was the quote although I was breathing rather heavily after trying (and succeeding) to keep up with him

What is your favourite recovery food?
Reta’s Energy Balls. Beer, Chips in that order.

Any other comments?
CP has made my lovely wife a cycling widow. but she still encourages me, always.  As long as I have her support I can’t see me giving this up, although I might try other disciplines at some stage.