Hey all, been a few weeks since I’ve whacked out a blog so thought I’d put another together, hope you enjoy.
Since then I’ve been doing a lot of training on me billy todd, just getting the miles in. Most Wednesdays I manage to get out with one of my best mates Steve Fidler who’s riding for Dave Hinde Racing in 2013 – check them out. Definitely wouldn’t have survived winder without my Gore Xenon 2.0 winter jacket, best bit of kit I’ve ever owned. Some days it’d be -4c descending the Cat and Fiddle in just a gore base layer and the jacket and I’d be boiling, cheers again to Dunlop for recommending and Keith at Biketreks for sorting us out. The team have also signed both Michael Ashurst and Jacob Tipper at the start of the season, two quality riders who pack some serious power and will without doubt rack up a handful of wins each this year.
Since then I’ve been to a few bootcamps with the team accompanied by our media man and tip top photographer Ed Rollason. We had one day up in Lancaster and another where it was a day at Pimbo doing race drills; getting bottles from the team cars (which will be provided by Bowker BMW this season and look sensational), practising wheel changes and also lead-out trains. We’ve had a couple of track sessions and I’ve been back racing at the track. Coaching with Jon Taylor from Bike and Body has been going fantastic and I can honestly say I wouldn’t be in anywhere near as good shape at the start of this season if it wasn’t for him. Team Kit is set to be arriving over the next fortnight, bikes helmets and shoes off Specialized, carbon wheels off Remerx and tyres off Continental. I’m super excited to get the season under way and I’m certainly set to get a kicking early on in the likes of Clayton Velo Classic, Eddie Soens and then a few CDNW races. Hopefully they should put me in good stead for my main targets for the season which are Regional A races where I can pick up the majority of the points I need to obtain my 1st Cat race licence.
So yeah hope you’ve enjoyed reading about what I’ve been up to recently, sorry if it’s a little long, the next one will be shorter I promise. Looks like winter is finally behind us, lets go racing, cheers
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