IN CONVERSATION WITH JOSH PART 1
This is the first in what I hope will be a series of conversations, either via a volley of emails, face to face chats or recorded voices and film – the stories that shape the cyclist and individual and link them to a place.
I first met Josh, a sparky and charismatic young man with a healthy crooked smile and a penchant for Dr Martens boots, at the Tri Store promoted and sponsored Rollapaluza party in early 2011 – between races we chatted and instantly became friends (Josh managed to come 4th or 3rd if memory serves me correctly – the less said about my own result the better). Josh is an aspiring professional road cyclist based in Zottegem, Belgium who grew up in and around Rother in East Sussex before moving to the big smoke of Eastbourne aged 10.
I watch Josh’s career with close interest, deep respect and admiration. For 2012 Josh isriding for Viasport-Publieled Cycling Team, a Belgian amateur team competing in the Top Competition + Beker Van Belgie, with some wildcard entries in UCI Professional races. He submits regular ‘Letters Home’ for Cyclosport.org, a blog for Morvélo as a member of the Morvélo test team and updates his own blog ‘Bike Racing/Dream chasingwww.joshuacunningham.com
I wanted to get to the heart of what it is that makes Josh tick as a racing cyclist so we began a series of emails, between June and August 2012, where I would bat questions at him and he would respond in his own profound and inimitable style.
This article marks part 1 of 2.
Please follow this link to the interview in full: