Name: Ant Harris
Nickname: Ant’n’Dec, Young Ant, Ripcor Junior, *enter abusive word of choice here*
Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent
Age: 26 and still a growing boy
Weight: Normally a few minutes at the top of each hill!
Previous Clubs: None
Bike: Cannondale SuperSix, Dolan Scala TT
Favourite Rider: Martyn Ashton (Road Party)
Favourite other team: The Mighty Blues of the Kings Road
Most memorable ride: Paris-Roubaix (I’m still shaking)
Biggest thrill: Knowing that our fundraising for PACE is helping disadvantage children climb their own mountains
Biggest disappointment: Monday blues after a Ripcor tour abroad
Miscellaneous likes: Adding new peaks to my palmarés, pre-ride excitement, Malbec with Steak and Creamed Spinach
Miscellanous dislikes: Knowing Dieter is lurking, my bike being tampered with and having to remortgage my house every time I upgrade my TT bike
Favourite cake: Coffee and walnut
Favourite drink: Leffe, the connoisseur’s isotonic beverage of choice
Favourite TV show: Breaking Bad
Favourite singer: Marla Singer (Fight Club)
Best friend: My Childline councillor
Biggest influence on career: Painting by numbers and colouring books
Biggest drag in cycling: Climbing a mountain with Dieter holding the saddle
International honours: Doppelgänger for Harry Styles/Jay McGuiness at the weekend/every 3rd Wednesday.
Personal ambition: To take the stabilisers off my bike and to be riding as strong as my senior club mates in my later years
If you weren’t a cyclist what do you think you’d be? More sociable and less incessantly boring then I already am
Which person in the world would you most like to share a beer with? The little magician, Gianfranco Zola