After a sparse road racing calendar in 2019, my fitness began to drop more than I'd anticipated it would. Switching the default outdoor ride choice from road to MTB has been really fun and my ability to do punchy efforts has remained in tact but the sustained higher intensity efforts have been neglected. Also, [...]
A few days away in Cornwall with the family and friends was possibly not ideal preparation ahead of Round 3 of the Southern XC Series. A couple of coastal rides kept the legs ticking over but I didn't feel overly sharp as I arrived in the New Forest, en route to home from North [...]
A hard earned 2nd place at the 2nd race in the Brass Monkeys series at Minley in fantastic conditions.
Photo courtesy of Nick P Photography Off the back the long and hot 60 mile Lingfield Road Race where I sneaked a point placing 15th, it was time for a racing of a completely different kind. Town Centre Crit season is upon us and having missed out on my home town crit [...]
In true Spring Classics style, 50 or so riders set out in pouring rain down a gravelly, pot-holed farm track towards the start line. The race was clearly going to be a test. A strong field on a tough, but brilliant course, with the added danger of torrential rain. Slippy cornering, standing water hiding [...]
2017 FCCC Clubman Award It was a satisfying evening at the Farnborough & Camberley Cycle Club Annual Dinner, as the Road Race team scooped lots of silverware. Chuffed to have got some silverware from my first full season of road racing. I was happy to have notched up enough British Cycling race [...]
Crit racing is as fun as it sounds. Racing round a closed town centre is intense, exhilarating, dangerous but very fun. My first effort was at the Farnham Town Centre Criterium which was a pretty flat circuit with 60 or so Cat 3 riders giving it a good go. An incline on the home [...]