1st rider profile released by @raamteamnewforest @djhorrocks #davidhorrocksphotographer Lee Spoor is one of four riders competing in @raceacrossamerica next year #raam2018 #raam #cycling #cycleuk #ukteamcycle #teamnewforest #endurance #cycleamerica #raceamerica #cycling Lees Profile:
#As the only Northerner in the RAAM team (to cycle), Lee likes to think that he brings a little balance to Team New Forest! His sporting background was actually cricket, which obviously has little in common with cycling.
After watching a friend competing at Ironman Switzerland in 2010, he also got into the sport of triathlon himself by learning to swim, buying a bike and running regularly. He has since completed seven Half Ironman distance races and seven full Iron distance races with PB's of 4.50 and 10.09 respectively. In addition, he has also been able to represent the Great Britain triathlon age-group team at sprint and long distance.
The bike has become his favourite discipline within triathlon and the chance to compete at the 2018 RAAM was too good an opportunity to refuse. To be able to race as part of a great team at an iconic event such as RAAM whilst hopefully raising money for some worthwhile charities really appealed to him. Triathlon has been put on hold for the first half of 2018 now as he is looking to improve and strengthen his cycling to be able to be a solid member of the team.