Rider Bio – Simon Deplitch

 Name – Simon Deplitch  (AKA “Si, Pug”)

Height – 177.3 cm 11167722_10206666397796291_7519679311236434099_n

Weight – 70 KG

Riding style – Puncheur

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

I used cycles for transport when I was a kid, but ended up competing in Athletics as a youth. I took up mountain biking from its beginning on the UK, in the early 80’s. As my kids reached their teenage years I found more free time to diversify into Road cycling and I caught the bug.

  • What was your first bike?
    • Raleigh Chipper (like a mini-Chopper)
  • What are your trademark traits that people know you by?
    • Matching kit.
  • Who is your cycling hero, past / present?
    • Past – Marco Pantani
    • Present – Peter Sagan
  • Apart from cycling, any other passion or addiction that would be impossible to give up?
    • Coffee & Dark Chocolate
  • What do you avoid like the plague?
    • Non-matching kit
  • What’s your party piece?
    • 1 armed pull-up
  • What’s your power track?
      • The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

  • What about your karaoke track?
      • Talking Heads – Road to nowhere

  • What’s your pre-race habit?
    • Eat lots.
  • Best ever achievement on the bike?
    • Newbie to Cat 2 in 1st season and leading the North West Crit series.
  • Favourite bike race?
    • Giro d’Italia
  • Perfect three course meal?
    • Scallops & Chorizo / Steak / Dark Chocolate – anything
  • Favourite Film?
    • Life of Brian
  • If you could do just one more ride, what or where would it be?
    • Cinque Terre, Italy.
  • Best decision ever made?
    • Buying a road bike.
  • What one piece of advice would you give to anyone thinking about bike racing?
    • Don’t get dropped.

Twitter – @SDeplitch

Instagram – @sdeplitch