For the second post in our EDR (Every.Day.Ride) series, we catch up with Oscar Onley.
At only 19, it’s safe to say that young Scot, Oscar Onley has laid solid foundations for a successful career in cycling. With a mature outlook on his future, he has an awareness typically developed at a later age. As a junior he has several notable results, including a win at the Scottish National 10 Mile Time Trial Championships.
Oscar was born in Kelso on the Scottish Borders and started cycling when he was 10. Nine years ago, he joined his local cycling club, the Kelso wheelers. Fast forward to 2022 and he’s riding in the Tour of Britain - and this year, stage two will make its way through his hometown. Despite his move to the Netherlands in 2021, the stage will feature roads he trains on whilst home.
Back in 2019, he was selected to ride for the AG2R junior development team but due to the pandemic, didn’t get the opportunity to race during 2020. In 2021, Oscar was amongst the riders selected to receive support from The Rayner Foundation following his signing with the DSM u23 development team (formerly Team Sunweb).
So far this season, Oscar has put in some great performances, including a win on stage five of the Giro Valle d’Aosta, his first win in the U23 ranks with Team DSM.
We find out a little bit about Oscar and get some insight into what he has on his everyday rides!