Tony Doyle began riding aged 4, and quickly progressed into what was the first flush of BMX in the UK. His thirst for competition led him to become a competitive Triathlete, where he had notable victories at a regional level.
After several successful seasons of Triathlon, Tony gave up the running and swimming aspects to concentrate solely on the cycling element. Tony was an outstanding Time Trial racer, with over 100 victories to his name including The RTTC Eastern 10 mile championship.
An association with a local bike shop led Tony to take up MTB racing in 1990. He quickly transitioned into competitive racing at expert level, where he took many victories, including the Marshalls Race Series 3 times in succession. Tony’s first love in MTB was always the technical aspect of riding along fallen trees and through ditches. A chance visit to Glentress in 2003 led him to find his true calling in technical freeriding. Soon after visiting Glentress and riding the ‘Northshore’ trails there, Tony gave up all competitive cycling, to concentrate on designing, building and of course riding, Herts Shore. Now widely recognised and one of Europe’s leading Mountain Bike Coaches, Tony has recently rediscovered BMX, in particular Vert and Park riding, and feels that to a certain extent he has come full circle in what has been and remains a truly outstanding career in cycling.