|pic by www.amwphotography.co.uk for British Cycling|
Just back from an awesome weekend at the National Championships in Derby. I really, really REALLY wanted to come in the top 20, and I did, finishing 20th. Just made it!The race started well for me, from the third row on the grid I was out of trouble despite some nasty crashes on the start straight. From that point on, I can't really remember much — I just kept my head down, kept pedaling, tried not to crash and tried not to let people overtake me. I was pretty much successful on all fronts, bar not letting people past. At one point I was up in about 15th, but that didn't last long...
I'll let Kev come on and update you on his double weekend, racing Saturday in the Vets and Sunday again in the seniors. Tough guy!
It was great to get loads of support all the way through the race. It's amazing how many people are getting behind us already, and we've only done two races in ViCiOUS kit. Thanks everyone who cheered us on. Special thanks to anyone who gobbed on us, called us cunts and jeered us — we love that stuff. Keep it coming!
|Looking anguished - pic by www.BritishCycling.org.uk|