One Life Cycle was formed by former GB and Track World Cup Champion Germain Burton and street racer Mathew Watson in 2016, primarily to race fixed gear crits (criteriums, described as “the formula one of cycling”) and to build a cycling community in London. Our fixed gear crit team acts as a vehicle to carry our message of inclusive sport – activity participation; a sport which is more accessible than conventional cycle racing with a more relaxed atmosphere which is rapidly growing on a global scale.
This is Sam’s third season with fixed gear racing as a focus, and his first working with a team. Sam is really looking forward to using the experience he’s gained as a solo rider and working with the team to create a strong unit of riders. He has a couple of personal targets that he wants to hit, mainly Fixed42 in Berlin in June. Last year saw Sam getting some strong results with a top 20 in ThunderCrit & the London Nocturne, 6th Minet Crit and 42nd Red Hook Crit in Milan. In 2019 he wants to continue improving off the back of a solid 2018 and push himself to get the best results for the team.
2019 will be James’ twelfth season of racing. Having had experience in racing on road and track for over 10 years, 2018 marked his first foray into fixed gear criteriums in which he has achieved some excellent results including finishing 5th in ThunderCrit, 11th at the London Nocturne and winning Minet Crit. James is excited to be racing a second year with One Life Cycle and is certain there are more results to come in his next season of fixed gear crits.
Georg is the team captain for 2019. He brings experience of racing on both the road and track, where he has achieved some fantastic results, including a top 5 at the U23 London Six Day in 2017. Georg is looking forward to progressing in the fixed gear racing scene. Having achieved top tens in his first season racing fixed at Thunder Crit, Minet Crit and the Italian National champs he is looking forward to seeing what the year brings.
Mat comes from a street racing background, where he has established himself as one of the fastest riders in the world. Mat started racing fixed gear criteriums in 2015 and has achieved some solid results with the highlight being his selection to represent Australia this year in the Fixed Nations Cup in Dijon. The goal has always been to create a team that would provide the youths from the community work with inspiration and to act as an example of what they can achieve with focus and dedication.
The stronger the support – the stronger the team!