Watching a pirated video of E.T. (the Extra Terrestrial) got Alex hooked on BMX cycling when he was just twelve years old. A few years later it was Channel 4's nightly Tour de France highlights show on the small screen that led to him selling his beloved Redline BMX and buying a Dawes 'Racing' bike. Soon after, he landed a Saturday job in a local bike shop, which introduced him to the joy of fettling and getting his hands dirty.
A life-long cyclist on-and-off, it's only in the last decade that he's taking the plunge and had a go at road, track, TT, cyclocross and even indoor racing. Ever on the lookout for a new adventure, he is currently planning to to ride LEJOG with his brother in 2021 and the length of Japan in 2022.