Chris came to The Rider Firm with a mostly roadie background having represented the University of Exeter for Duathlon and with a hankering for any uphill gradient. Over recent years he has explored more of what the countryside has to offer in terrain and, the bikes to conquer them. Testing his skills off-road, he has enjoyed racing gravel and XC bikes and is always looking for the next challenge and adventure having ridden the NC500 and Ridgeway Trail most recently - he has his sights set on the South Downs Way challenge next.
Studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Exeter he specialised in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) analysis techniques, including investigating aerofoil optimisation using a Genetic Algorithm in his Master's dissertation. Joining HUNT early in his career as their Research and Development Engineer, Chris has been given the opportunity to forward the teams testing methodology to optimise products capability and performance.. Further he has successfully applied his CFD experience to develop and implement a bespoke CFD analysis model in which the aerodynamic performance of bicycle wheels can be accurately simulated, enjoying the hours spent in the wind tunnel validating his findings.