A jam-packed weekend of racing, first in the Elite race at the day long cyclocross festival otherwise known as Rapha Super Cross (Alexandra Palace, London) followed by the second round of the National Cyclocross Trophy Series in Southampton.
A great start and lovely weather made today's race in the picturesque grounds of Escot Park. Poor fueling let me down towards the end, but new skills were learnt and the billion run-ups were perfect conditioning for next week's Ally Pally.
My first National Trophy event! As the mist cleared around a Shrewsbury sports park I had my first taste of national level cyclocross. It's a big step up!
My first CX race of the season is on a grassy course in sunny Somerset. Steady lap times see me come home in second place.
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!