Konrad Manning of Cyclocrossrider.com has asked me write a few columns over the coming season to document my ‘cross escapades. Here is the first instalment;“I HAD my first taste of cyclocross when I was living in London last year. My team mate persuaded me to enter a local ‘cross race held at the famous Herne Hill Velodrome, so, one evening after work, I lined up in the grassy track centre on my budget mountain bike ready to have a good time. The race was the last of the London Summer Series (sponsored by Cyclocrossrider this summer – Ed) and the weather was dusty and warm.
I’d absolutely no preconceptions about the race: I was just there to have fun and enjoy myself on the bumpy looking course. Somehow, I don’t quite know how, I finished third and I instantly became hooked!”
Read the whole article on Cyclocrossrider.com here.