The 24-year-old completed a mountain bike race and the gruelling 184-kilometre individual challenge in the National Games and has headed for the Japan Cup in Tokyo. How do you feel about participating in the National Games? It's more exciting to race in because it's a quadrennial and a large national event. I think I performed well in the games and I tried my best along with my teammates. What's the standard of the mainland riders? They are all of a very high standard but there's one thing they lack: experience in international competitions. We race in more worldwide competitions than they do. We go to race in Japan and they will take a holiday. Why did you become a cyclist? I don't really know why. I started cycling when I was studying in secondary school. At that time I met a few cyclists after joining some local cycling competitions. When did you join the Hong Kong team? In 2000, I joined the team as a part-time rider and I only focused on mountain bike races. I formally switched to full-time after the Asian Games in 2001. Which one do you like most - mountain bike or road racing? Maybe because I started mountain bike racing first, so I like it more. I will not give up mountain biking, but at the same time I will develop my potential in road races. What's your next target? I do not yet have a clear goal after racing in the National Games, but there are five more competitions in the near future. In the long run, I will treat Ah Po [Wong Kam-po] as a target. All of us in the Hong Kong team regard him as a role model. What's your expectation in the next National Games? It's hard to predict what will happen in four years. But of course, I want to have a better performance next time and clinching a medal is a target. Do you do other sports? Not any more as I'm now a full-time rider. I no longer have time for anything else.