One of the perks of working in the Civil Service (for non-UK people, think employee of the state) is that they have a sports club for members. They run a lot of days for various experiences, like my recent venture onto the velodrome. One ofRead more
This is the easiest place to find all my posts about my racing exploits. I raced mainly in 2014 and definitely learnt things from the experience…chief of which is that crashes are way too common! I raced mainly in the Midlands so they can provide some help to those who haven’t raced on certain courses before.
All my personal racing posts can be found below – can certainly help pass on some experience and knowledge.
So what is Zwift? Well, traditionally Winter cycling saw people putting on layer after layer, braving the cold and wet on a club ride or having to resort to riding indoors on a turbo trainer. The latter was always dull, staring at the four wallsRead more
I headed over to Stourport on Severn after work for the Gannets circuit race and to go back to where my season began when I destroyed the back end of my bike warming up, way back in January now. This race was following the fullRead more
A relatively quick turn around between races this time and heading back to Solihull only a few days after racing there. This race in Solihullwas a new experience, racing with higher categories – around 40 riders raced across three different categories, I was very muchRead more
My first race since the Leamington Victoria Park Criterium 3 weeks before took place in Solihull on the Tudor Grange Park cycling circuit – another new track to learn! The race was a 40 minutes + 5 laps type and the track itself was quiteRead more
It’s been a couple of months since I last raced, a combination of disappointment and destroying my bike at the last two race attempts affecting the confidence somewhat. Everyone’s reaction to being told I was racing at the Leamington Victoria Park crits was ‘there’s alwaysRead more
Paris – Roubaix Raceday Right so, when we left the action I’d managed to do a somersault over my bike on some metal railings (something like this clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3q8OYuaf9M, only I was better and managed to unclip so didn’t do the extra roll on myRead more