• Name: Michael Knight
  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Leeds
  • College: St Edmund Hall
  • Degree: DPhil Interdisciplinary Bioscience
  • Cycling discipline(s): Road
  • First cycling club: Leeds Mercury
  • First race: I did a cyclocross race when I was about 13 before I had a road bike or had really got into cycling. I rode on a mountain bike and crashed out; I’ve never ridden cross since.
  • Favourite race (to ride): Ras de Cymru
  • Best result: 1st at a Dalton Crit
  • Longest ride: 208 Km for York to Bridlington, and back
  • Favourite ride food: Mrs Crimble’s Jam sponge
  • Favourite pro: Tom Dumoulin
  • First race you saw in person: The 2005 Otley road race, won by Mark Cavendish
  • Best ‘I was there’ cycling moment:  The Yorkshire Grand Depart, when the tour came within walking distance of my house.