It was back in July when we first heard about 21 year-old George Woods (Richardson’s Trek Racing Team) ‘doing the business’ in Belgium, we ‘had a word’ with him but with all that Tour carry-on we didn’t get round to writing the interview up.
Then the other week we saw he was in the frame again, winning a 114 kilometre kermis at Deinze.
High times we gave ourselves a shake and got the piece published!
George is from Canvey Island, my observation about it being the home of cult 70’s R & B band, Doctor Feelgood fell on deaf ears; ‘never heard of them,’ said George.
Sometimes I forget how old I am…
The young Woods started off riding with his dad in the Southend & County Wheelers on a small wheeled bike.
For season 2012 he joined the Maldon Club but had some problems with his knee at age 14, as he explained, his journey to winning bikes races in Belgium; ‘hasn’t been a smooth run.’
After Maldon he rode for the Neon Velo club before moving to Richardsons.
This is his fourth year with the squad, a team to be commended for their commitment to getting their boys over to the Heartland.
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