I’ve always been an outdoorsman.
I was born in a small town in Wales, and when I was four I was told by my dad that I should start riding a bicycle.
At the time, the only cycling I’d ever done was to run from school.
When I turned six I started riding my bike up and down the hills of the countryside.
I’m a big fan of the British countryside.
When you start off riding it feels like you’re riding the most beautiful thing on earth, but at the same time you’re getting into the wild.
I started training in my bedroom.
My first year of school I was riding a bike to school and I’d go up to the school gates and I would be doing laps, and it was a bit of a wild time.
I would try to do a lap of the gates and go up and come back down, and I thought, Oh, this is where I’m going to start.
I just started going back and forth and I was very happy.
But I didn’t want to go down the road.
I wanted to do the best I could on a bike and that’s when I went out into the field and started racing.
When that started to happen, I didn´t know what to do.
I didn`t know where to go.
I came out to the village, and all I saw were the fields.
I had no idea where I was going to go, so I just rode.
I took some lessons and went out on my own and rode.
At that point I was training for a couple of years and I started doing road races.
I’d just turned 18 and I got into the race.
I thought that was going too fast and I went into a corner and I broke my collarbone.
So, I came back home to Wales and my dad took me to see a specialist and they said, You’re just too young.
I think I was about 10 years old and he said, Oh!
You’re going to be a racing professional!
It took me a long time to understand that the sport I was doing was something different.
I realised I could go to a race and race hard and come home with nothing to show for it.
I never thought about my family.
I always thought that my dad was doing it for me, so when I got the call from the doctor, I knew that it was something I had to do and it happened so fast.
That was when I started racing, and that was when my career really started.
The first race I ever won was the 100m sprint at the European Championships in 2008, and at the time I thought I was too young to race, so my dad said, If you don’t do this, I don’t know what I’m doing.
I won that race, I took home the bronze medal, and then I just got into a bit more racing.
My dad took a lot of risks to get me to where I am today.
When we started the team, it was just me and my uncle, but now there are five brothers and sister and it’s grown into a family.
When he was young, he was really good at everything, and he was the kind of man who always made sure I knew what I wanted and was in a good mood.
I don`t think I ever felt like I could just do my own thing, I was always watching and watching and I had my own ideas, so he was always there to help.
It was really important for me to be in the right place at the right time.
When my dad passed away in May 2016, it took me back to the start of the year.
It made me realise that my family had given me the motivation and the drive to keep going, and to keep doing it.
It really took me by surprise.
I remember the day I started going into races, I went home and I opened the letter he’d sent me from school and read it.
He said that if you want to race then you need to do it properly, because you can’t be just a runner and a rider and have no sense of what it is that you do.
When the time comes to go back to school, I have to start learning.
I want to become a doctor, but I have so much more I want my family to see.
I have a lot more to learn, I’ve had a lot less than I wanted.
I am a bit proud of myself and I have been training hard and doing well for so long.