It has a charm of its own and the most wonderful cake hut.
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Home Roads at last
At times it feels relentless, another day, another place, another road, another bed. But that is the sport.
Cobbles, crashes and carnage.
Deflated, yet elated, Exhausted, yet invigorated, Disappointed, but proud. I had done it; I had completed my first UCI race! And that was that. 125km of cobbles, crashes, and carnage.
Don’t look back, keep pushing on!
Wow this felt good, the sun on my back, the effort of the climb, the sweeping descent, this was awesome.
The Long and the Short of it …
I had been competitive and I had learnt so much; learnt about racing with the very best but also learnt about myself, dealing with the ups and down, the triumphs, trials and tribulations of bike racing
The Emperor of Tielt
It was number 51, he asked if I knew why?
End of Season – Post Nationals
It feels along way away now but way back on Saturday 20th August we headed over to the National Youth Omnium Championships in Derby. Over the season, riders had taken part in local omniums, where their best two results countedtowards their omnium ranking, and the top 24 riders took part in the final. Because IContinue reading “End of Season – Post Nationals”
National Track Championships
So here it was, at last, what I had been working towards all year, my ‘Gold Race’ for the season.
Choosing a Junior Team
“I had to think about the future, decide what mattered and make decisions”.
“Under pressure, one of the most important things I have to remember to do is breathe”. Curtis Strange – Golfer It may seem a bit odd to be quoting a US Open Golf champion from the 1980’s in my cycling blog, but when I had an idea to write this month, I browsed the web forContinue reading “Under Pressure”