What bikes do you own?
My stable consists of a Diamondback/Ashton Closure (Sam Pilgrim’s signature model), a Diamondback XTS Moto, Diamondback XSL and a Raleigh Burner Replica, used to ride to the pub.
Can you tell us about your business background?
My career in the industry started at Alex Moulton Bicycles when I was 17, where I was tasked to build wheels. From that post I went on to a degree in Computer Aided Product Design and then over the last three and a half years I’ve worked my way up from assistant product manager to product manager at Raleigh.
Favourite bike product of the past three years?
Telescopic seat posts. These are a simple solution to an old problem. Also, the Troy Lee D2 lid; they make you ten seconds quicker just by wearing one!
What’s the biggest rush achievable on a bike?
Hitting a take-off that’s on the boundary of your ability and riding away clean and stylish.
Describe your role at Raleigh:
Everything from the day-to-day management of my products (Diamondback BMX, Mountain, Mtrax and Raleigh Boy’s bikes), specifications and working on new ideas for the future. I also represent my brands up and down the country at the many events Raleigh attends, and also managing two teams (Ashton/ Diamondback and Diamondback BMX) in the UK.
Puncture repair or new tube?