Born in Truro, Cornwall, Chris grew up on a small beef and dairy farm. He attended Kea Primary and Penair Secondary Schools in Truro and began cycling competitively at the age of 10 and progressed to lead the British National Junior RR Series in 2005. He was a former member of Truro Cycling Club and has happy memories of taking part in the first Rosie Ride and the Bob Mansbridge Memorial Ride.
In 2006 Chris raced in France for UC Aubenas, and in 2008 was based in the Netherlands and Belgium. In 2010 he rode for Pendragon Sports/Le Col/Colnago and at the end of the 2011 season he was signed by Nigel Mansell's Team UK Youth. Chris signed for Rapha Condor–JLT for the 2014 season and for the following season he was announced as part of the inaugural squad for the ONE Pro Cycling.
In January 2019, Chris joined Global Cycling Network as a presenter and then decided to make a return to racing in 2020, with the Saint Piran team based in Cornwall.
The club was set up by a group of cycling mad friends in the 1980’s and although the club has grown in size, it still retains its original aim of offering its members leader-led group rides around all the best routes in the Truro area.
We have regular super easy rides for those interested in gaining more confidence and discovering the wellbeing benefits of cycling. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition some of our members enjoy Time Trials, Audax, gravel and virtual rides along with cycle-touring and they would be happy to help you develop your interests.
There are also various social events available throughout the year and charity fundraisers, including the well known annual Bob Mansbridge Memorial Ride.
The Club offers our members exclusive Italian kit to buy from our own Santini Club Shop.
Set up by a group of friends in 1988. Bob Mansbridge and Jim King were founder members and were inspired by the ‘Milk Race’ (Tour of Britain) coming through Truro in the 1980’s.
The club has grown rapidly over the years and has members of all ages and abilities.
Our committee is elected yearly from our members, please come and join us.