CHAPTER2 was created by Michael Pryde inspired by his years of dedication to design and cycling. From the time he started racing BMX as a kid, he has pursued his passion for competitive cycling for almost 4 decades, having raced at the highest level in both DH/XC and Road.
Michael’s story really begins when he studied Industrial Design at college from where he went on to study Architecture in the UK for 6 years. He has worked at a number of prestigious firms, including Foster + Partners and Aedas. It was at Foster + Partners where he was able to experience at first hand the design and creation of one of the world’s largest and technically challenging construction projects in the world- the Hong Kong International Airport.
During his tenure as an Architect Michael also pursued his dream as a semi-professional MTB DH/XC racer competing extensively in South East Asia and North America. It was during this time he picked up road cycling which quickly became his primary pursuit.