'I wanted to be a motorbike rider': How Alec Briggs became a crit racing ace

The Tekkerz founder tells Cycling Weekly about his love of MotoGP, watching track races at Herne Hill, and the chance encounter that turned him into a crit fanatic

Alec Briggs riding for Tekkerz
(Image credit: Zac Williams/SWpix.com)

Alec Briggs is one of the UK's strongest and most skilful criterium racers. In 2018, he founded his own team, Tekkerz, with the aim of nurturing talent within the British scene. He also competes in cyclo-cross and track cycling. 

Alec Briggs riding for Tekkerz

(Image credit: Oliver Brookwell/SWpix.com)

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Tom Davidson
Senior News Writer

Tom joined Cycling Weekly as a news and features writer in the summer of 2022, having previously contributed as a freelancer. He is the host of The TT Podcast, which covers both the men's and women's pelotons and has featured a number of prominent British riders. 

An enthusiastic cyclist himself, Tom likes it most when the road goes uphill and actively seeks out double-figure gradients on his rides. 

He's also fluent in French and Spanish and holds a master's degree in International Journalism.