Name of rider: Hamish Robert Haynes
Nationality: British (Manchester )
Years in Team Cyclingnews.com - Down Under: First year
Aims for this year: Make a strong successful team. Personally
win at least three races with professionals and at least twelve with amateurs,
I aim to include the British national road championship amongst these.
When did you start cycling, and why: Always used a bike to get
around since I was a kid. Started racing when I was 23 because I love
Biggest inspiration: Friends, family, riding in beautiful places
and winning. Best experience in racing bikes so far: Its all good.
How's life in Belgium and where do you live? I love it; the people
are friendly, love bike racing and bike riders. It's just a bit flat and
its always a little difficult being away from family and friends in the
UK. I live in the team house, Booischot.
Learning Flemish (if English-speaking): I know the basics. More
or less managed to do a five minute interview in Vlaams with a newspaper
journalist a couple of days ago. I was quite proud of myself, but I must
Favourite bar if visiting your home town: I don't drink and hate
Favourite (Belgian) beer: Beer is grim.
Most essential non-cycling piece of equipment: Knife, fork and
Latest CD you bought - Was it any good: I'm poorer than a church
mouse and am looking for a well to do lady to buy CD's for me. Please.