Speed skating, 5km runs and future goals: how Lewis Askey is prioritising fun as he progresses through cycling's ranks

The 20-year-old joins fellow Brit Jake Stewart in being promoted from Groupama-FDJ's development squad

Lewis Askey
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Two years ago, emerging as British cycling’s latest junior star, then-18-year-old Lewis Askey profiled not just the bike rider, but himself

“I want to keep myself happy and I like freedom,” he told Cycling Weekly. “It’s both a good and bad trait, but I don’t like being told what to do. I like being in charge of my own destiny. I love to do things that I want to do in life.”

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.