Rider Bio – Billy Sewart

 Name – Billy Sewart  (AKA “Billy the Kid”)

Height – 5′ 11″

Weight – 70 KG

Riding style – If in doubt, flat out!

What’s your story? Why did you get into cycling?

I’ve always been into bike’s, as a kid I used to ride bmx, mtb and motocross. Whilst at school age 14 I was chosen from over 8000 kids to do trials for Team GB Talent Team, I got down to the final 20 riders but unfortunately due to injury I missed out on a place in the team…. From there I carried on with my original passion Motocross! I had a few successful seasons racing MX resulting in me winning the 2008 North West junior motocross championship. After that I kind of fell out with motocross due to a few thing’s, the biggest being injury! I started doing a lot more mountain biking and bought a road bike to get fit for mountain bike events…. And here we are today!

  • What was your first bike?
    • Cannondale System Six Liquigas, it was way to big for me but got me started!
  • What are your trademark traits that people know you by?
    • Doing Wheelies and Crashing, normally in that order!
  • Who is your cycling hero, past / present?
    • Past – Lance Armstrong
    • Present – Mark Cavendish
  • Apart from cycling, any other passion or addiction that would be impossible to give up?
    • Coffee/Cake/Good Beer
  • What do you avoid like the plague?
    • Beans! Hate them with a passion.
  • What’s your party piece?
    • Blowing bubbles
  • What is your power track?
      • Klingande – Jubel

  • What about your karaoke track?
      • Dire Straits – Money for Nothing

  • What’s your pre-race habit?
    • I have two bagels with copious amounts of Nutella on them, I always put my left sock on first too
  • Best ever achievement on the bike?
    • Gettng my 2nd cat in first season of racing and beating Batto in the LRC hilly TT 😉 he DNF’d but still counts!
  • Favourite bike race?
    • Ilkley 2 day stage race also the Chorley GP was awesome!
  • Perfect three course meal?
    • Coco pops for starter – Steak and sweet potato main – Carrot cake for pudding, Washed down with a few bottles of Duvel. All the goodness an athlete needs!
  • Favourite Film?
    • Big Daddy/ any Adam Sandler film
  • If you could do just one more ride, what or where would it be?
    • Moab or Whistler on the mtb
  • Best decision ever made?
    • Buying a bike!
  • What one piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about bike racing?
    • If you stop enjoying it, don’t do it!

Twitter – @billysewart

Instagram – @billyjamessewart90