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MEET THE FLAMBASSADORS 2017: Jamie Robertson

Jamie RobertsonNAME:     Jamie Robertson

WHERE WILL YOU BE ORGANISING SOCIAL RIDES?

In the EAST - Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft area FLAB social rides Norfolk

WHY DID YOU APPLY TO BE A FLAMBASSADOR?

I have been helping people get into cycling for a while now through the local cycling club “Great Yarmouth Cycling Club” and it’s always a great buzz to help people start out cycling.

I come across a lot of people who find it daunting joining clubs etc.FLAB is a great brand I personally have used now for a year. Love The clobber.  It seems only right to help others through FLAB especially those who feel intimidated because of size.

I’m a big lad 6 foot 2. I clearly won’t ever be a small geezer as I have a larger bone structure (So they say) and being tall normal cycling gear just does not fit properly. Ride up me backside tops etc…So this is why I wear FLAB bits, Why should we not be larger than life and have a great time out on the road?

I’ve actually dropped a lot of weight since I started but I’ll always be tall. I was 26 stone when I started in 2013 dropped to 18 stone, put a bit back on after my father died but it’s gradually going down. Just I have a larger muscle mass so FLAB has helped with that too.

FAVOURITE CAKE AT THE TEA STOP?

Coffee and Walnut (Or honey cake if I ever find it again, coffee stop I used to go to closed never had since)

WHO IS YOUR DREAM CYCLING BUDDY?

Would love to cycle with Geraint Thomas, I bet he’s hilarious.

BEST TIP OR PIECE OF CYCLING ADVICE?

Planning a sportive. try and ride 75 percent the distance before the event and use the fuel/drinks you plan on using on the day to see if it works.

Also - Work on your terrains and every bike and rider is different, you will have what I call your “SWEET” gear which you can ride up gentle hills and down them and on flats without changing gear,find that and you’ll have a better longer distance ride.