2018 was a successful year for Adam both on and off the bike. Targeting several National TT’s and a season goal of becoming the National Junior Champion of Champions in his final year as a Junior rider.
Adam now racing for Team Bottrill/Vanguard owned and managed by the renowned Matt Bottrill started the season with a few early wins including three wins in the Junior Knights Classic Series rounds and taking the overall series win combined with the overall team prize for Team Bottrill/Vanguard.
Following up with wins in the Junior Durham and Northumberland 10 mile and 25 mile championships and retaining the regional Junior BAR (Best All Rounder).
Into June and taking 2nd place in the Junior Circuit race saw Adam progress towards his season objective.
A family holiday to Canada mid-season where Adam took his bike across the Atlantic to allow him to continue training for the National events later in the year.
Moving into the second half of the season Adam had a hard few weeks of training in preparation for the National events. In addition, receiving his A level results and securing an Apprenticeship at Jaguar Land-Rover in Coventry which meant a move away from home and a change in his training regime.
September saw Adam take second place in the National 10 mile champs with a time of 19:42, an average of 30.45mph. Also setting a new 30 mile Junior national record with a time of 1h 1m 23s.
The focus was now on the final race of the season the Closed-Circuit championship in October which Adam finished second in 2017.
With a time of 24:10 for the 12 mile course and taking first place Junior and securing the 2018 Junior Champion of Champions and finishing 5th in the overall 2018 Time Trial rankings across all age groups.
Presented with the season’s trophies and his Champion of Champions gold cap at the annual CTT dinner in January Adam thanked his coach, team mates and parents for all their support and commitment during 2018 and has already started training for his step up into the senior ranks in 2019.