I’m Simon Dickson. Director, Platform Services (Europe). King of various Mountains. But usually just Dad.
I was born and raised in Northern Ireland, moving to England to go to university; and I never really went back. The 70s and 80s were not happy times in my homeland, and I knew from an early age that I wasn’t going to hang around.
My career found me. I was literally in the right place at the right time to become a website specialist. I’ve worked for Sky News, Microsoft and various arms of Her Majesty’s Government – long before that became fashionable.
My passion in life is cycling. I spend most dry lunchtimes on two wheels, hunting down Strava KOMs; and most wet lunchtimes on the rollers or the turbo.
I particularly love to ride the track: indoors whenever the opportunity arises, but more often, outdoors at Reading. I finished close enough to the front enough times to win the Reading Track League B Division in 2018, earning my 3rd Cat racing license in the process.
I’m well aware, this is probably as good as it gets.