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Posted by: Mike
The weekend just gone, in the absence of any (local) races, Jed and I headed over to Grantham to take part in the first Belvoir Classic sportive as hosted by Titanium Events. I've previously helped out at the National Forest Sportive and in return a free entry winged its way to me.

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Photos from www.sportivephoto.com


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Posted by: Mike
kingdombike.co.uk/en/other_product/Kingdom-Components
Price: £116.00

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I was sent this to try out by my sponsors (KingdomBike – kingdombike.co.uk) to see what I thought and to write a review. I’m not afraid to write brutally honest (and occasionally scathing) reviews, but thankfully I have really enjoyed using these!

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Posted by: Mike
An interesting race, especially considering what it was like this time last year (Lots and lots of snow…!) For the first ‘proper’ race of the year I thought that the Mud Sweat and Gears team laid on a great race, which should pave the way for a very good season.

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The run up to the race felt good for me. The week previous had been sunny, dry and I had got some good training sessions in with Jed. I was feeling strong and positive going into the weekend. Sunday morning I began to feel somewhat fraught, as this was to be my first ever race in the Expert category and the drive down from Norwich had been full of long tailbacks and slow Sunday morning drivers. Not really that conducive to arriving calm and ready to race!

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Posted by: Jodie
I was looking forward to this race! I'd never put so many miles in during a winter season before, so MSG1 was going to be the first proper test to see if my winter riding had improved my fitness.

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I hadn't slept that great the night before (I'm often apprehensive before a race!) But thanks to getting everything prepared the night before, including packing the car, I could ease my self into my 6am breakfast and mug of coffee before setting off on my journey. To my delight, the weather was glorious and I arrived in plenty of time to do a pre-ride of the course and then prepare for the race.

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Posted by: Mike
Hurrah! After what feels like a really long three week Build cycle, it's finally time for a recovery week. Fatigue and tiredness were starting to get the better of me (and Lizzie was starting to get annoyed with how tired I was!). I tend to train on a three week on, one week off cycle, and this nicely coincides with my motivation for cracking on with my dissertation too.


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