Alan is a fine fellow and an all round good egg. He is a strong and capable cyclist. Most weekends he can be found encouraging young people to cycle and improve their cycling skills. He can also get his “getting to the finish” head on, useful at the end of a tiring day; but not so useful across the USA when it started with about 750 miles to go. Alan admits he occasionally has not got ready for the start of the day quite as quickly as we would like.