Richard is a former NZ representative cyclist, and two times Oceania Games Champion who has competed in Morocco at the 1986 Junior World Championships, Australia and New Caledonia at the Oceania Games in 1987 and 1989, and has ridden two seasons on the American Track circuit in Pennsylvania.
After 12 years away from competitive cycling he returned to racing in 2005, and at the age of 36 years, finished third in the 2005 Queenstown Tour, including a stage win.
He also competed at the International Cycling Union 2005 Powernet Southland Tour in November 2005.
He has travelled extensively throughout Europe including France, Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Greece and Turkey. He has also travelled through Australia, the Pacific Islands and Indonesia.
Only close friends are used as guides on the tours, keeping the atmosphere relaxed and friendly.
All the guides used in Europe come from racing backgrounds and have been riding bikes for many many years, and love sharing their passion for riding.
2009 is the 4th season for Richard and his team at Kiwi Style Bike Tours taking fellow cyclists on holidays through Italy, France and Australia.