In the first in the Ultimate Adventure series, Oli Carter heads to Saddleworth Moor to catch up with British downhill pinner Jack Reading.
This first episode of the Ultimate Adventure series comes in just over the half hour mark, so you may as well grab some biscuits and a cup of your favourite warm beverage for this one.
Can I keep up with a World cup Downhill racer on the trails and in the gym?
For the first Ultimate Adventure in my 6 part series I travel North to Manchester and spend a day with Jack Reading to find out what makes him tick.
The first thing I noticed about Jack is how professional his approach is to what he does; be it training, working or riding. All are executed to the fullest and is a testament to the work that goes into being a self-funded racer on a World level.
We went for an awesome ride in the morning on Saddleworth Moor, some super steep and rocky trails up there… Perfect training ground for a DH racer, and his dog.
A quick clean up and we headed to Jack’s work. He is an optometrist, it was really interesting to see and again a testament to his hard work ethic gaining a Masters degree whilst racing. Question is, did I pass the eye test?
Back at base we sat down and had a great chat about all things bike, check out the video for the full interview.
To finish off I wanted to find out if I could keep up with Jack in the gym, click the video to find out what happened.
Huge thanks to Jack for having me along for the day.