>Hillingdon, Tuesday, Race #5

>They ran the race clockwise around the circuit tonight. I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to work out the lines through the turns complex. I needn’t have worried. I was dropped on the first lap.

I’m not sure why it happened. I warmed up well and there were two neutralised laps to get the feel of the race. I actually got dropped on the tailwind descent! My legs felt okay at 80% effort, but there was nothing there when the pace picked up. My heart and lungs went into overdrive but the pistons were broken.

A very disappointing DNF. It may be, with the schedule over the next few weeks, that an easy ride Tuesday morning is better for me than a Tuesday evening race.