Rather than yet another bike race blog, this one will be slightly different. I will be reflecting on one of those days which remind you why you love riding your bike.
My Birthday fell on a Sunday and myself and 2 other friends (Ollie and 'Gill') had entered a hilly race in Hull but we wanted to get a few more miles in afterwards and have a bit of an adventure now our exams had finished. So, we constructed a comprehensive and full-proof plan:
-Drive to Hull
-Race and try to come 1st, 2nd and 3rd (The 'Mapei')
-Drive back to Nottingham
-Ride into the heart of the Peak district
-Cycle back to Nottingham the next day for a black tie dinner
With the plan in place we set about the execution. First on the agenda was to get a 1,2,3 in the race and try to do the 'Mapei'.