Cyclist to race in NZ

Cyclist to race in NZ

CYCLIST Ben Dyball, of St Clair, (pictured) has been competitively riding bikes for half of his life.

"I started out riding mountain bikes with my dad for fun," the 24-year-old said. "I've now been racing for 12 years."

In 2011, he won the under-23 national road championship.

In January he raced in the 2014 national road championship in Victoria, riding 183km.

"I was disappointed not to have done better but it was good experience," Dyball said.

"I've also raced in New Zealand, Europe, Taiwan and Japan."

This month he tours New Zealand in a Union Cycliste Internationale classified race.

"We'll be touring the North Island; last year there were 15 teams that took part," Dyball said.

He spends 15-30 hours training each week.

"One of my goals is to win the elite national title."

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