'I have been in some real dark places in cycle races': World Superbikes racer Scott Redding says he'll never get to the same level of fatigue on the motorcycle

We talk to the 2019 British Superbike Champion about swapping horse power for pedal power, as he sets his sights upon the British National (bicycle) racing scene

Scott Redding superbikes racer talks about cycling
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Sharing more than just the obvious two wheeled and aerodynamic approaches, motorcycle racing and cycling are cut from a similar cloth. Whilst the power units - and their origin - are very different, these days motorcycle racers are dedicated athletes, and one glimpse at World Superbike contender Scott Redding is enough to confirm that. 

Redding’s attention remains on racing the championships (aboard a bike with a top speed of 200 mph) for his BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team, but the 29-year-old - who made history aged 15 by being the youngest ever motorcycle Grand Prix winner - is also testing his mettle in the British Cycling National road and crit series, with the elite development team of his own founding:  SRCT Muc Off Cycling Team. 

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