If you’ve ridden just about any ride in FulGaz, you’ve experienced Pete’s work. Initially he contributed some rides, but before long his involvement grew and for more than a year now he’s been working away on the ride data itself.
Pete’s contribution to the continued improvement in the quality of FulGaz rides cannot be understated. His relentless attention to detail is the stuff of legend at FulGaz HQ.
Where you live?
Chiltern Hills, Buckinghamshire, UK
What you do when you’re not out riding?
Gardening, DIY, and Motorsport marshalling, mainly I work in the pit lane at Silverstone. And raising our two teenage sons (17 and 18).
At what age did you start riding a bike?
My first bike was a tricycle from Father Christmas. I must have been about 5 years old. I also had an E-type Jaguar pedal car.
Your favourite FulGaz ride?
When I first started riding on Fulgaz, my favourite ride was Tomales Bay. Before I retired, my job took me to San Francisco several times each year and I have actually been to Tomales Bay on Highway 1. So it was nice to re-visit the Californian coast courtesy of Fulgaz. Latterly, and since I’ve started contributing my own rides, my favourite rides are Tan Hill and Park Rash, both in Yorkshire.
Your favourite pro bike rider?
Geraint Thomas, OBVIOUSLY
Your favourite food?
Chicken Jalfrezi with extra chillies.
Your favourite movie?
I have two favourites. The Right Stuff, showing the human bravery and technological rocketry that lead to the Apollo moon landings which happened as I was growing up. I remember praying for the safe return of the Apollo 13 crew during junior school assembly. And secondly, Ronin. There is a fantastic car chase in the film featuring an Audi S8; around about the same time I was very fortunate to be driving my own Audi A8, although not as fast as Jean Reno!
What you enjoy most about filming FulGaz rides?
Showing off our beautiful British countryside to FulGaz users around the world.
Any other random facts you’d like to add?
I used to be a decent club road runner (I completed the 1987 London marathon in 2:50:51) but my knees have started to creak so I switched to bike riding. I’m lucky enough to have taken early retirement so there’s always plenty of daylight for me to get out on my bike, and time to work with Mike on the Fulgaz rides.
I grow my own chillies, trying different varieties each year. Last year I grew some Carolina Reaper, but they were weapons-grade too hot so this year I’ve got a greenhouse full of Jalapeños.