Martin Mirchevski

Ride Group: F3

What kind of rider are you?

I grew up in a society where cycling was not a thing. Coming to the UK changed my view and style of life.  At first, I was riding my bike to avoid traffic jams and to save time. But during lockdown I started riding more frequently and got into cycling a little more. Most of my rides were long boring days as I did not have anyone to ride with, which is why I started to look for a club to join!

How often do you ride?

I ride throughout the year, doesn’t matter the weather and usually weekends. I introduced myself to Zwift, so that will be extra exercise after work. Not to forget, maintaining my bike is a huge must. I never spend a penny for any type of mechanical issue.

Why do you ride?

Once I got more into cycling, I found a few things that are very motivational. Feeling confident and healthy being two of them. I am amazed how the human body is adapting to any physical activity. I was overweight before I started cycling and I never thought that I would reach this point where I am now, still pushing myself to reach the point of where I want to be. Another thing, I have met a lot of people that are sharing the same passion as me. So I see myself cycling for years to come.

Do you have any cycling targets this year?

My target for this year is to get to know more about racing as I want to join some of the race events. Traveling is the other target but unfortunately I’m very limited. I hope there will be a time where I will be joining one of the Forge events outside the country.

When you’re not cycling, what do you get up to?

When I am not cycling, I think of cycling! Usually I like to explore around London or grab my camera and do some photography but that is another story for another time!!