Ben Turner



What are your interests outside of cycling?
I'm a student at North Lindsey College doing Sport, so when I'm not racing or training I'm usually at college but I'd probably just be relaxing watching tv.

What are your ambitions for the future?
To get some good results in some of the races in Flanders early in the year or the climbing races in Spain and as many races I can really , from there I'd try and get into a team abroad as a first year u23.

What do you listen to while warming up?
Something with a good beat generally something like house music.

Where is your favourite place to ride?
I like to ride close to my house around Lincolnshire. I grew up riding these roads so it's always good to ride my local roads, but recently I've been going out to Derbyshire which has been really good as you can ride for hours and get a good session in whilst climbing.

What is the best thing about being a cyclist?
The feeling of accomplishment, when you get home after a long ride or when you've trained hard for a specific race and it's all come together on the day and you've had a good result.

What are you looking forward to most about the 2017 season?
The races I'm looking forward to the most are the early races in Flanders and then the races in Spain with long climbs. I'm also looking forward to riding as part of the HMT team and learning new things with the team.