Racing

This is the easiest place to find all my posts about my racing exploits. I race time-trials these days but have also done some circuit races. I race mainly in the Midlands so they can provide some help to those who haven’t raced on certain courses before.

All my personal racing posts can be found below.

The Gannets ‘How Hard Can It Be?’ Circuit Race – Stourport – 13th May

The Gannets ‘How Hard Can It Be?’ Circuit Race – Stourport – 13th May

I headed over to Stourport on Severn after work for the Gannets circuit race and to go back to where my season began when I destroyed the back end of my bike warming up, way back in January now. This race was following the full purpose built circuit, anti clockwise as usual (well for me …

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No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

No Frills Racing – Race 1 – Solihull Circuit – Cats 2/3/4 – 7th May

A relatively quick turn around between races this time and heading back to Solihull only a few days after racing there. This race in Solihullwas a new experience, racing with higher categories – around 40 riders raced across three different categories, I was very much the small-fry in this race with not many 4th Cats …

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University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

University of Birmingham Criterium Race – Solihull – 3rd May

My first race since the Leamington Victoria Park Criterium 3 weeks before took place in Solihull on the Tudor Grange Park cycling circuit – another new track to learn! The race was a 40 minutes + 5 laps type and the track itself was quite interesting – there’s barely a straight line on the criterium …

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Leamington Spa Victoria Park Criteriums #1 – 29th March 2014

Leamington Spa Victoria Park Criteriums #1 – 29th March 2014

It’s been a couple of months since I last raced, a combination of disappointment and destroying my bike at the last two race attempts affecting the confidence somewhat. Everyone’s reaction to being told I was racing at the Leamington Victoria Park crits was ‘there’s always a crash there’ and a more inspiring ‘you’ll do alright …

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Paris – Roubaix Challenge 2013 – An Experience and A Lesson – Part 2b – Raceday

Paris – Roubaix Challenge 2013 – An Experience and A Lesson – Part 2b – Raceday

Paris – Roubaix Raceday Right so, when we left the action I’d managed to do a somersault over my bike on some metal railings (something like the clip below), only I was better and managed to unclip so didn’t do the extra roll on my back) and catch up with the rest of the group …

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