Lime Kiln 3/4 – 2nd Place

I’ll throw in a caveat here, it’s hard to get all the detail correct when racing…. When I started racing this year I had envisioned warm summer nights but like last week the wind was strong and rain looked imminent, no bother though I needed to get cracking and do a recce of the 3…

Plungar 3/4 Road Race

I was holding out for some race pics but none have surfaced so here is the race report from last week. Knowledge is power Having passed on the wealth of knowledge I’ve learned in the 6 races I have done this year to team mate Dean Eason we both set off on a warm up…

VBCC 3/4 – A race of two calves

Having arrived at the Durham Ox pub in the plush surroundings of Orston village I continued to hydrate my body in preparation for the 40 odd miles I’d be racing. It was incredibly muggy and whilst my forecast suggested thunder, lightning and a downpour I was hoping it would hold off (it did). Before long…

Plungar road race – calf issues

After 3 races at the Mallory park circuit, my next race was a road race in and around the village of Plungar in Leicestershire. Mallory park was 4th cat only, this time I would be mixing it with 3rd and 4th cats, but with some consistent riding I knew I was in good shape so…

Mallory Park – Calf went bang

So after 2 races at Mallory Park, Thursday night was the 3rd and final 4th cat only race. It’s not been an ideal week with my son having chicken pox but I felt like I could take advantage of what I’d learned in the last two races and bring home some good points. In the…

Getting closer – Mallory Park Race 3

After a solid performance last week at Mallory I arrived at the circuit confident and more clued up on what it takes to be at the sharp end. The plan this week was to stay in the top 20 all the way but be switched on for the last few laps so I could contest…

Race 2 – Mallory Park

After the mishap on my debut race I’ve had to wait a month to race again, training has been going well, long rides, short rides and everything in between despite having about 10 days off due to the injuries I sustained. Thankfully though everything is now pretty much healed and as I arrived at Mallory…

Race one – CRASH!

Before the storm Saturday was race day, with my bike fixed (in a fashion) I arrived at the Darley Moor race circuit a bit nervous but keen to get stuck in. Despite only riding once this week I knew my fitness was good so it was just going to be a case of getting experience…

Big Red Ride – Emotional

They say cycling is about suffering, well on Sunday along with many others I suffered, probably more than I have ever suffered on a bike. If I knew before what I knew after then maybe I wouldn’t have ridden, ah come on who am I kidding. The event Mansfield Road Club’s “Big Red Ride” has…