My name is Alain Flaum, and I am 48 years old and live in Sarreguemines, in the far northeast of France, on the border with Germany, about 100 kilometers from the border with Belgium and Luxembourg.
I’m not really a cyclist because of a great lack of time. Nevertheless, I have unlimited admiration for cyclists. I think cycling is one of the most difficult sports, which demands much sacrifice from the riders.
Since a young age, I’ve been a big fan of sports and I enjoy spectacular races. I like to talk to acquaintances involved in the sport, and every now and then I have contact with professional riders in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. For example, I am a fan of Dutch rider Piotr Havik.
I think it’s fantastic that Piotr has become the first rider of BEAT Cycling Club. I have a lot of admiration for how hard Piotr works on his cycling career; that impresses me. This was also the main reason I became a pioneer of BEAT Cycling Club. It’s a great project, which hopefully will lead to an international professional cycling team with Piotr as one of the key figures.
As a pioneer, I also talked with Sam Vinck, one of the project team members of BEAT Cycling Club. The organization comes across as a highly motivated team, and that is the basis for success. It’s a pity that I live so far away, which, unfortunately, means I cannot attend the monthly brainstorm sessions. Of course, I will share my experiences with BEAT in France because the project is close to my heart. It’s a big challenge, but I’m confident.