Mechanic Monday- Martyn Teece Round
Written by Velo Staff on 08th May 2017
Meet our new team mechanic Martyn Teece Round. We are excited to have him on board for 2017 and beyond.
How long have you been a bicycle mechanic for?
”I started as a Saturday boy at the age of 15 in my LBS, so in total 25 (cough) years. I’ve worked for KTM and Easton Ritte, at European races and Prems”
What made you decide to get involved in the cycling world?
”I’ve been passionate about cycling since watching my hero Miguel Indurain winning the TDF in the 80’s. I competed in MTB racing as a youth and as a Time Trialler up until this year. My speciality was long distance, especially 12 hour.”
What is your most memorable experience as a team mechanic so far?
”Supporting KTM at the Smilde Olypia Tour (2.2) in Holland. Great race. Really hard work, but enjoyable helping the boys to their results.”
How do you keep cool in stressful race situations?!!
”I’m pretty chilled out anyway, and calm under pressure. When things get hectic, I’m the one in control.”
What race are you most looking forward to working at?
”Without a doubt, the RAS. I’ve heard a lot about it from the riders and members of the team and can’t wait. Plus the race goes through the area my wife’s family are from, in Donegal, so I’m excited about that!”
What is your favourite tool in the Pedro’s master tool kit?
”It’s got to be Allen keys!”
What is your favourite music?
”Oh no !! Do I have to be honest ? Don’t judge me !! Break beat and Drum and Bass”
What is your favourite food and drink?
”I’m partial to a nice G&T and as for food… Pretty much anything Italian.”
Tell us one fun fact about yourself that we may not know…
”I’m pretty fluent in British Sign Language. My mother-in-law is deaf, so it was either learn, or never speak to her (bring on the mother in law jokes)”