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Posted by: Mike
First proper race of the season, but maybe not the very best way for it to kick off! Unfortunately (...and now I think about it was probably self-inflicted...) my preparation for this race was not quite as ideal as I might have liked.

The first round of the Midlands XC series was always going to be a bit of a nervous race for me - having done my PGCE last year and not raced anywhere near as much as I would have liked, I wasn't really sure where I should be aiming myself in the placings. Or who my main rivals were or even how the race might go. I was aiming to turn up, have a go and see what happened.

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Posted by: Mike
It's been a fair while since I last raced, but what a nice way to get myself back into the swing of things!


Over the February half term I was down in Suffolk completing my Level 1 British Cycling coaching qualification - and rather handily I spotted that I was only 30 minutes drive from a local race series that had had good recommendations previously. For only 15 pounds I thought it had to be worth a spin!

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