Inspire

Callum Twelves

Callum Twelves

Sports Award

Age:
17

Biography

My name is Callum Twelves and I am a 15 year old racing cyclist on the road and track. This year I have competed in the National championships for both disciplines as well as racing in Belgium in an international youth tour. Next year I am hoping to progress in the individual pursuit on the track which is a very specialist event. I am going to use the money I receive from The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust to pay for a personal trainer to help strengthen my whole body so I can be as aerodynamic as possible while being able to produce high power.

JHMT's Support

My aim of progressing in the individual pursuit at the national track championships is one that I have already had for a while. Although the championships are in August next year I have already started my preparations. I have had this target in mind from the week after the championships finished this year and to be able to to fulfil this goal would make my whole season a good one.It will be a massive help this year to have the support of JHMT as it will benefit all aspects of my cycling not only on the track.

Simon Taylor, Inspire Awards project lead said: ' We hope that this award will help allow Callum to become one of the next generation of cyclists that this country seems to produce and encourage him to maintain the massive effort required for this sport.'

Blog

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National TT championships

Posted: 22nd Oct, 2020

In the past 2 months there have been a lot of different national championships in time trials over different distances and course types.
In early September I rode the youth National 10 mile time trial... Read More »

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Training is working

Posted: 26th Aug, 2020

With limited circuit racing available I’ve decided to switch my attention to 10 mile time trials which are running as normal. The time trials give me the feeling of having a number on my bike... Read More »

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Zoom gym session

Posted: 1st Jul, 2020

In the past few weeks I've changed my gym work a little bit adding in some more lower body strength exercises. Still continuing with my core work as before, I have now joined a group that do lower body... Read More »

Enjoying the sun

Posted: 10th Apr, 2020

With schools closed, racing stopped and the amazing weather I'm making use of the time by continuing with my core work outside. I've moved all our equipment into my garden so it is easy to use and there... Read More »

Approaching the racing season

Posted: 21st Feb, 2020

As the racing season is getting nearer I am starting to work more specifically on muscle that are in use when i'm racing. In my latest session with Jon we looked at a hold that has identical characteristics... Read More »

Fun challenges in the gym

Posted: 5th Jan, 2020

As part of my on going gym sessions with Jon, he has set me a fun challenge for a combination of all the elements I'm working on. The challenge is the frog hold which is originally a yoga pose but we've... Read More »

3rd session with John

Posted: 23rd Nov, 2019

I've just had my 3rd core strengthening session with John where I have had my previous exercises checked and added some new ones in. I have seen big progression in the exercises I've been doing and because... Read More »

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Thanks for my award!

Posted: 12th Nov, 2019

I was really pleased to be awarded a grant from The Joe Humphries Memorial Trust Inspire Awards. I'm a cyclist, 15 years old and have been riding and racing on road and track for the last 7 years. My award... Read More »